Dublin’s Philip McMahon, Dean Rock and Ciarán Kilkenny celebrate the three-in-a-row after the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He may be in a minority of one but Colm O’Rourke, the Meath legend and analyst, has reiterated that splitting Dublin into at least two football teams (...)

Pat Gilroy: led Dublin to their breakthrough 2011 All-Ireland football success – the county’s first win since 1995. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Dublin football manager Pat Gilroy remains favourite to take over the county’s senior hurlers. The twice postponed county board meeting could (...)

The Dublin-Mayo women’s final attracted a record attendance of  46,286 – but the women’s wing of the GAA can still run their house better. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

It was halfway through the second half of the All-Ireland ladies football final and Mayo, three points behind but still very much in the game, had lau(...)

 Dublin players celebrate following the  Ladies All-Ireland senior football final win over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile **

They weren’t leaving it to a one-kick game this time. You lose three All-Ireland finals in a row by an accumulated total of four points, it tends to(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton, and man of the match James McCarthy. Photographs: Inpho

Two key changes made at half-time in Sunday’s All-Ireland final proved the main difference in Dublin’s one-point win. And they weren’t the introductio(...)

All-Ireland champions: Dean Rock kicks Dublin’s winning point against Mayo. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty

Ah, this September song. Dean Rock is weighing up the moment, eyeing the Canal End posts judiciously, taking cognisance of the breeze, of his heartbea(...)

Mayo’s Donal Vaughan strikes Dublin’s John Small. Both men were sent off in the pivotal moment of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I thought this was an amazing game and an absorbing contest. Dublin might have felt there was more in them, but Mayo will feel there wasn’t much more (...)

Diarmuid Connolly: would straight away become the best non-injured player ever to be held out of an All-Ireland final starting line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The thing to remember about All-Ireland finals is that there is so much we don’t know at this point, even though we know these two teams so well. The (...)

Marc Ó Sé and Anthony Daly at the eir Sport pack season launch.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“He is classically the type of man who would miss the warning signals, the quiet rhythms of the assassins’ murmurs, the hints that he was about to be(...)

Blue Sunday: Dublin fans react to Con O’Callaghan’s goal against Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin supporters should be spitting mad at the mere idea. Since last Sunday the calls to cleave the county – or, more accurately, the luminous city –(...)