Alan Brogan

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Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final  replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Spillane spoke for 31 counties. “Ah Jesus, I don’t know what to say to Mayo, honestly.” And what could you say? 1989, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, (...)

Diarmuid Connolly scores Dublin’s final point in the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final win over Kerry  at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

To the end first. Peter Crowley just had his bowels opened by Kevin McManamon. No free. The ball spills loose. Diarmuid Connolly, gliding past his af(...)

Dublin manager Tommy Carr argues with referee Mick Curley during the 2001 All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry in Thurles.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

2001: A Thurles Odyssey The Point. First meeting since the 1985 All-Ireland final. Semple Stadium has seen plenty days like it, just not these col(...)

Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton kicks the winning point in the 2011 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

2015 All-Ireland final : Dublin 0-12 Kerry 0-9 DUBLIN: 1. S Cluxton (0-1, free); 2. J Cooper, 3. R O’Carroll, 4. P McMahon(0-1); 5. J McCarthy, 6. (...)

Denis Bastick: “Having come back  after winning it is very much in your mind what we did in ’11, what we did after ’13 when we weren’t able to go back to back.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In an unashamed act of ageism, at the end of this interview we try to retire Denis Bastick. Because we, the media, have this habit, this need, to put (...)

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin speaks ahead of the Dublin v Kerry All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Thoughtcrime is permitted. Individualism, too. But cult of personality is instantly exiled. Not in this Dublin panel. Not inside this Dublin panel any(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning silver. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The internet has gone mad for two rowing Irish brothers – that’s rowing as in boats, not bickering – and their unpretentious, down-to-earth banter. S(...)

James McCarthy has been declared fit to play against Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Donegal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One should be forgiven for presuming the natural place to direct a conversation with Jim Gavin about Donegal would be 2014. That seismic All-Ireland s(...)

Dublin’s Chris Sallier scores a goal against Laois in the Under-21 Leinster football championship semi-final in March. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

This weekend Dublin footballers are in pursuit of a sixth Leinster under-21 football title in eight years and will play Kildare in the provincial fin(...)

Brian Hurley celebrates a score against Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Cork 2-10 Jim Gavin has confirmed that current footballer of the year Jack McCaffrey will be unavailable to Dublin for this year’s champ(...)

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