James McCarthy has been ruled out of Dublin’s clash with Longford on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

A two year extension to Jim Gavin’s reign as Dublin football manager was ratified last November. It’s just that nobody noticed. The 43 year old(...)

Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll is a doubt for his side’s Leinster football quarter-final on May 31st while hurler Paul Ryan has criticised the new penalty system introduced at Congress. Photograph: Sportsfile

Rory O’Carroll is a doubt for Dublin’s Leinster SFC quarter-final on May 31st against the winners of Saturday’s Offaly versus Longford ma(...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny is challenged by Cork’s  Eoin Cadogan  in yesterday’s Allianz National League Division One football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

History-making has never seemed so routine. Dublin totted up a three-in-a-row of National Leagues for the first time, and needed no more energy to do (...)

Cork vs Dublin - John Small of Dublin with John O’Rourke of Cork during Allianz League encounter on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 1-15 Dublin 0-16After last year’s nightmares, Cork flashed with old menace and new intent on Sunday afternoon. An entertaining and end-to-end enc(...)

 Kevin McManamon with Mickey Burke of Meath. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Meath 1-13That all days out this year might have such happy outcomes: both managers declared themselves satisfied, the bumper pre-season c(...)

Bernard Brogan of the 2013 All Stars in action against  Fionn Fitzgerald of the 2014 side at the   Irish Cultural Centre in  Canton, Massachusetts. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2013 All Stars 10-7 2014 All Stars 5-5There was an easy win for the 2013 team, managed by Dublin’s Jim Gavin, in the GAA-GPA All Stars exhibition matc(...)

Rathdowney Errill’s Joe Fitzpatrick prepares to clear as  Jude Sweeney of Kilmacud Crokes closes in at Parnell Park. Photo: Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes 0-23 Rathdowney-Errill 0-22 For the second match running, Kilmacud made it through a very tricky contest after extra time. Unlike in (...)

Aidan Walsh: will be  Ireland vice-captain for the International Rules Series against Australia but will then concentrate on hurling for Cork.  Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Confirmation that Aidan Walsh has quit football to concentrate on hurling for Cork immediately switches the focus to the futures of Damien Cahalane (...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates the final whistle with Neil McGee and Eamonn McGee after beating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The starting point is worth repeating. In the autumn of 2010, Jim McGuinness took charge of a Donegal team who had been beaten to the point of perpetu(...)

Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Some things are constant, some things aren’t. We don’t know what the lifespan of this Dublin team will be and yet most of the country can reel off a h(...)