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Cuala falls into a part of Dublin that has a  large playing base but the fewest number of pitches in proportion. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cuala falls into a part of Dublin that has a large playing base but the fewest number of pitches in proportion. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin CEO John Costello had the unusual experience - in recent years anyway - of including in his annual report an account of how the county hadn’t won the All-Ireland. His pithy summary of the defeat by Mayo in last August’s semi-final: “that’s sport”.

Or to paraphrase JM Synge, “no team at all can be winning forever and we must be satisfied”.

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