Australia’s Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt with Ireland’s Aidan Walsh and Seán Cavanagh in action in Perth last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bernard Brogan would absolutely love to play a championship match outside of Croke Park. It might get some of those critics off his back who say Dubl(...)

Jim Gavin: “I wouldn’t like to think there is a precedent set by Tony O’Keeffe, the chairman of the CCC, in that it is acceptable that skilful players on our team and other teams can be physically targeted.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has expressed concern about the lack of protection for skilful players. This stems from an incident involving Diarm(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores a penalty past Cork goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran during the Allianz Football League division one final at  Croke Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-21 Cork 2-7After a patchy Allianz Football League campaign to date, Dublin erupted in the final against Cork and laid waste to opponents, who(...)

Caolan Mooney of Down claims the ball ahead of Roscommon’s  Neil Collins during the Allianz Football League division two final at Croke Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Roscommon 1-17 Down 0-15It’s arguably the second biggest football match so far this year, and Roscommon have come out on top. And then celebrated it w(...)

 Brian Hurley scores a goal past Donegal goalkeepr Michael Boyle in the Allianz Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The counties with the biggest boxes to tick after last year meet in tomorrow’s Allianz Football League final in Croke Park. Both Dublin and Cork ha(...)

Dublin’s Tomás Brady missed most of the 2013 All-Ireland winning season due to a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

In the two years since Tomás Brady switched from hurling to football there have been doubts, and lots of them. If his was any county other then Dublin(...)

Roving half-forward Colm O’Driscoll has been a key player in Brian Cuthbert’s new-look Cork team. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jim Gavin may have doubled back from calling Sunday’s opposition “the most defensive Cork team he had ever seen” but no one is being fooled into think(...)

James McCarthy was forced to undergo surgery at the end of last season to repair a damaged groin muscle. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If the best thing about James McCarthy’s season so far is not feeding himself painkillers and reaching for another anti-inflammatory, then things can (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton separates Jonny Cooper and Conor McManus at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Captain Conor McManus has downplayed Monaghan’s strong performance against Dublin in Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division One semi-final and adm(...)

Monaghan’s Vinny Corey gets to the ball ahead of Dublin’s Paul Flynn in the Allianz National Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 0-16 Even though we all expected a Monaghan reaction in yesterday’s Allianz Football League semi-final, few anticipated (...)