Dublin celebrate their Allianz Football League Division One final success over Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin’s achievement in recording a first three-in-a-row football league title sequence has left them very short odds for this year’s All-Ireland but(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

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 Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

Rob O’Shea has been the league’s main discovery for Cork during the  Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: Inpho

Electric and all as Cork’s Saturday night demolition of Dublin was six weeks ago, it was hard to shift the feeling that a team who can score 0-21 by h(...)

“I’m lucky in that I’m part of a great team in St Vincent’s and a great team with Dublin over the last three or four years.” – Diarmuid Connolly. photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So under the body armour and behind the often ruthless football streak is a humble and tender Diarmuid Connolly. He may still be somewhat mercurial o(...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte in his Cuala club colours.

Mark Schutte is pretty sure he inherited his hurling talent from his Kilkenny genes and not from the German side of the family.Either way, the Dublin (...)

Monaghan’s Owen Duffy tackles Jack McCaffrey of Dublin. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 0-16In cinematic terms the widely expected Groundhog Day nearly turned out to be Reversal of Fortune but in the end settled for B(...)

Davy Hyland: “We have the utmost respect for Dublin but we’re playing good football so we don’t need to fear them.”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster Ul-21 Football Final Dublin v Kildare, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 7.30 All things being equal, Kildare probably shouldn’t be contesting this e(...)

Cormac Costello of Dublin with Oisin Duffy of Derry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-8 Derry 0-4 Another game strangled to death by blanket defences and desperate shooting. But in the end, Dublin came through it and Der(...)