Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park: Dublin will play the winners of Wicklow v Laois there in the 2016 football championship. Photograph: Inpho.

Leinster Council has defended itself against the charge of apparent anomalies in the fixtures decisions for next year’s provincial championship. Dubl(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper in action against Kerry in the All-Ireland final. “Winning the All-Ireland is as good as it’s going to get for any one of us, as a team.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jonny Cooper starts talking about the personal journey involved in winning back the All-Ireland football title with Dublin he doesn’t just mean t(...)

 Bernard Brogan: “My two gripes are the length of the season, and the need for more games of importance. And I wouldn’t do that by taking away games.”

“For me, is an absolute no-brainer,” says Kevin McManamon, one of three Dublin All-Ireland winners to give his backing to the GPA’s new football compe(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They were the hunted rather than the hunter this time but you don’t need to have seen a lot of the Cork women’s football teams to know they can do it (...)

Philly McMahon held the best forward of his generation, Kerry’s Colm Cooper, scoreless in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Philly McMahon is right: the conversation this week should have been about his success in keeping the most celebrated forward of his generation sco(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon will learn his fate this weekend after being accused of eye gouging Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin corner back Philip McMahon will know this weekend if he is to face charges arising from an incident with Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy in Sunday(...)

James McCarthy celebrates at the final whistle as Dublin are crowned All-Ireland champions 12 months ater semi-final heartbreak against Donegal. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Every All-Ireland has its context. Some are about finding a way out of the darkness, some are about righting a wrong. This one sits four-square in the(...)

Kevin McManamon scores Dublin’s second goal against Kerry in the epic 2013 All-Ireland football semi-final at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The teams arrive at the big day, trailing different perceived personalities. Kerry, despite an abundance of gifted players, have the reputation of doi(...)

Dublin’s Paul Flynn in action against Mayo’s Colm Boyle in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This time last year Jim Gavin would never have contemplated replacing Paul Flynn after 50 minutes in an All-Ireland semi-final. With 20 minutes(...)

Jim Gavin on Kerry’s midfield: “It’s one of their strengths and nobody’s been able to go after it yet, so it’s a big challenge for us in that department.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Jim Gavin came before us at the Dublin media night with an apology. He was late due to work commitments. A volunteer, he proceeded to work the room(...)