Cian O’Sullivan in action against Mayo: he is one of only three players – James McCarthy and Stephen Cluxton are the others – to have started all seven of Dublin’s All-Ireland finals across the decade (including the 2016 replay). Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For Cian O’Sullivan, last Saturday’s win over Mayo was a landmark of sorts. The 30-year-old defender hadn’t played a full game for Dublin since last(...)

Kilmacud’s David Nestor saves a penalty from Craig Rogers of Portlaoise that would have drawn the game. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes 1-17 Portlaoise 3-8 Portlaoise players must have been shaking their heads after Sunday’s AIB Leinster football semi-final. They never(...)

Paul Mannion celebrates scoring the goal which sealed Dublin’s quarter-final win over Donegal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There was a time in Paul Mannion’s life when he was thinking about going away and some people said he’d be mad not to. Then came the time he wanted to(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan: “It’s a bit unfair on the clubs, that the players are only handed back to them, with a week to go, before the championship.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“That turnaround, seven days, is tough,” says Cian O’Sullivan, speaking on behalf of almost the entire Dublin football team, with perhaps a little un(...)

Kieran McGourty of St Gall’s, Antrim, scores his side’s winning penalty past Kilmacud Crokes’ goalkeeper David Nestor during the penalty shoot-out at the end of the senior football 7s final at Kilmacud Crokes, Stillorgan. Photograph: Sportsfile

St Gall’s (Antrim) 1-12 Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) 3-6 (St Gall’s won 3-2 on penalties) A huge crowd turned up in Glenalbyn for the final of the Vol(...)

 Kilmacud Crokes’ Sean McGrath: the Dublin player notched 1-2 in  his side’s victory over Ballyboden St Enda’s at Parnell Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes and St Jude’s advanced to the final of the Dublin senior hurling championship following their respective semi-final wins over Ballybo(...)