Cork’s Áine O’Sullivan, Cork, is tackled by Muireann Ni Scannaill of  Dublin during the women’s National Football League  Division 1  semi-final at  St Brendan’s Park, Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile *

Cork 1-15 Dublin 0-11 Ephie Fitzgerald hailed his “phenomenal” Cork women’s senior footballers after watching them advance to a ninth successive Lid(...)

Paul Flynn celebrates after taking advantage of hesitation in the Kerry defence to score Dublin’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division One Final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Dublin tightened their grip on Gaelic football on a strange day of proclamation and ceremony around the capital city. Down on O’Connell Street, the li(...)

Colm Cooper: “He has an innate unorthodoxy”, said Paul Galvin of his former team-mate. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was nothing more than a flyaway petal of brilliance on a changeable Sunday in February but Benny Coulter went home thinking about it. Kerry were up(...)

Dublin’s Barney Rock tackles Kerry’s Tom Spillane in the 1987 National Football League final: the Dubs beat a much-fancied Kingdom team. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is curious that Dublin and Kerry who hold the record for GAA All-Ireland championship meetings with 28 have such a sparse history in league finals:(...)

Dublin  manager Jim Gavin at   Allianz Football League Division One semi-final in  Croke Park: “I think the last quarter of the game fizzled out a bit, but Donegal do pose a lot of threats.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Silence fell across the land last night as precisely nobody wept for the death of the league semi-final. Dublin and Kerry skipped through Donegal and (...)

Tony Boyle: “Had we won that game and maybe gone on to win the league, we may not have won the All-Ireland.”

Most league games have a lifespan about as long as a Snapchat message but others linger stubbornly in the memory. A damp April day in 1992 and Dubli(...)

The Dublin team stand for the national anthem before playing Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Perception is everything. When Dublin and Donegal met in their regular league fixture in Croke Park on Easter Saturday night, the shorthand version o(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy attempts to block a shot from John Fitzgibbon of Limerick Photograph: Inpho/Gary Carr

Dublin 1-19 Limerick 1-21 Limerick came to Dublin to make amends for last year and did so pulling up. Their display in Croke Park in this fixture in(...)

The Dublin team celebrate their extra-time victory over Kildare. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inph

Dublin 2-14 Kildare 0-17 (after extra-time) Cillian O’Shea summed up Dublin’s determined mood as he returned to play after an early injury in Navan t(...)

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham: will be aiming to lead his charges to victory over Limerick at Parnell Park on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Daire Plunkett talked about getting rid of that “which Dublin will show up this week?” question, he could have been talking about any weekend in(...)