Kerry’s Colm Cooper with James McCarthy and Philly McMahon of Dublin during last September’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s little over four months since the counties met in the All-Ireland final but Dublin and Kerry are back in Croke Park this evening for the opening (...)

Jonny Cooper was disappointed by Dublin’s surprise defeat to Longford in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final at the weekend.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

It is arguably the most high profile vacancy in Gaelic football, the full back position for Dublin, and Jonny Cooper has insisted he’s ready for the (...)

Rory O’Carroll: has proved a key figure in the Dublin defence as the counties won All-Irelands in 2011, 2013 and 2015.  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

We came to see some new names in Dublin football, only to hear they’d just lost one of their biggest: Rory O’Carroll – their three-time All-Ireland wi(...)

Dublin fullback Rory O’Carroll won’t be available to Jim Gavin for the 2016 season after deciding to go to New Zealand for the year. Photograph: Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Dublin will be without full back Rory O’Carroll for the entire 2016 season as he’s decided to spend the year working an(...)

Ireland’s John O’Loughlin tries to tackle Luke Breust of Australia during the International Rules match at Croke Park. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland 56 [3-11-5] Australia 52 [1-13-7] Ireland’s International Rules Test victory on Saturday night was an impressive display – although late slipp(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey is presented with GAA GPA Player of the Year award by Dermot Earley, president  GPA, at the  Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin rounded off a triumphant 2015 by taking the lion’s share, seven, of this year’s GAA-GPA football All Stars as well as the Footballer of the Yea(...)

All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Rory O’Carroll, a former volunteer with the Capuchin Day Centre,  with Anthony Bradley and the Sam Maguire Cup, during a visit to the centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

It was the turn of the Capuchin Day Centre homeless service to join in the celebrations over Dublin winning the All-Ireland football championship when(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

 Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan celebrates with the Sam Maguire trophy: “It might seem like times are good now but you have to make the most of the opportunities.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Minutes before Dublin’s defining game of the season and Cian O’Sullivan couldn’t be sure. From the moment he was helped leave the field after strainin(...)

Ian Madigan in action during Ireland’s final training session at  St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ian Madigan missed the All-Ireland final celebrations. He was busy. Some of the Dubs are pals. Cian O’Sullivan was a year ahead of him at Blackrock Co(...)