Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll battles with Cork’s Aidan Walsh at Croke Park last weekend.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For all the correlation between spring and summer success the implications are rarely immediately obvious

Dublin manager Jim Gavin. “You know for the full 70 minutes we were very inconsistent, obviously being that amount of points down. That’s something which we’re still searching for from the National League.” Photo:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Inconsistency still a concern for the manager despite second-half dismantling of emerging Cork

Bernard Brogan of Dublin gets away from  Cork’s Michael Shields during the National League semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Holders stage stunning second-half recovery, as 17-point turnaround yields decisive win

 Conor Glass who forms an imposing midfield partnership with Conor Cassidy for St Patrick’s Maghera. Photo: Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Derry team face Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne who are managed by Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scores his side’s first goal against Mayo last weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin’s penchant for late escapes may not save them this time around

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Ciarán McFaul of Derry will face each other in the Allianz League semi-finals at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Derry have come a long way under Brian McIver but may just come up short here

Referee Marty Duffy shows David Hyland of Kildare a black card. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Survey of league data suggests introduction of new card has proven beneficial to Gaelic football

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor: “Until I get the results of the MRI this evening I won’t be sure there’s not a tear.” Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Mayo forward says precautionary scan will determine his availability for Derry clash

“If Ger (Brennan) is pushing to get into the team, it just means that I have to play better,” says Dublin’s Kevin Nolan. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

Dublin defender takes control of diabetes and stakes a claim to regaining his place

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