Stephen Bray wheels away after scoring Meath’s first of five goals against the Dubs. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not just Dublin’s last defeat in the province or even just their only one in 15 years but, appropriate to its rarity value, it hit like a meteori(...)

Armagh’s Caroline O’Hanlon scored 5-2 in the opening half and 7-4 overall for her club. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Mismatches The calls for a tiered football championship grow louder, it seems, each week, with many commentators referring to the tiered system in hu(...)

Joe Sheridan and Anthony Moyles of Meath contest a high ball with Dublin’s Niall Corkery during the Leinster SFC semi-final of 2010. It is the only loss Dublin have suffered in Leinster since 2004. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It lasted just over seven years. Dublin went from June 10th 1973 until 27th July 1980 winning all of their matches in the Leinster football championsh(...)

Ballyboden’s Colm Basquel in action against Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh in the Dublin SFC at Parnell Park. Their defeat  ensures Ballyboden’s championship season is over before May. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Dublin senior football championship started last week, with the first round of a straight knock-out tournament seeing 2016 All-Ireland club champi(...)

Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dermot Earley. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

It goes back a while at this stage. At the GAA congress in Galway in 2000, Donal O’Neill, administrator of the then fledgling Gaelic Players Associati(...)

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(...)

Graham Reilly: together with Cillian O’Sullivan and Eamon Wallace he forms a potent Meath half forward line. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath’s half forward line contains three of the paciest forwards in the land and they can ask major questions of the Dublin defence this Sunday. No(...)