Maria O’Halloran with her children Sally (6), Peigi (3 months) and PJ (8) from Sandymount. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two weeks after landing their latest All-Ireland titles, Dublin’s victorious footballers finally made it back for their official homecoming. The Dubs (...)

 Pat O’Neill and Tony Hanahoe: both won All-Ireland titles as players for Dublin and also managed the county to Sam Maguire success – Hanahoe as player-manager in 1976, O’Neill in 1995.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The Shed In among all of the yarns and anecdotes about the Decade of the Dubs, oft-heard to the point that it will take archaeologists to uncover one(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock: “I’m quite proud of who I am as a person and who I represent, and football has been a massive part of that.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Here he is, the Dublin footballer. The gilded prince floating above life’s quotidian concerns. Born in luxury, raised in opulence, the championship bu(...)

Donald McDonald, MD Arnotts and former employee Gerard Nolan from Clontarf who started work in Arnotts in 1942 at the Arnotts 175 Museum launch. Photorgraph: Tom Honan.

Dublin department store Arnotts, which celebrates its 175th birthday this month, on Tuesday evening launched an in-store collaboration with the Little(...)

Jim Gavin: was used in his playing days to curbing his own natural game in order to service the greater  needs of the Dublin team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was much in retrospect that looks obvious about Jim Gavin’s playing days when tracing his development into the most successful Dublin football m(...)

Dublin’s Tommy Drumm shakes hands with Tyrone’s Frank McGuigan after the 1984 All-Ireland semi-final.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prologue 1984  In those days Ulster teams weren’t expected even to travel hopefully apart from those years when they were rotated against the Co(...)

Dublin  and Tyrone players come to blows during the infamous ‘Battle of Omagh’ in  2006. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

1995 All-Ireland Final Dublin 1-10 Tyrone 0-12 Over two decades ago and still the subject of historical debate, it was a final where Dublin conte(...)

A natural defender, Eddie Connolly led his club to the Munster senior hurling title in 2007 from corner forward. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every now and then a GAA club realises they have in their possession a talented bunch of players that blitz the under-age ranks. Eddie Connolly was on(...)

The Dublin team in Croke Park last Sunday. Imagine the agony of Dublin fans watching it all dissolve. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

And what about Dublin’s football ghosts? Let us not suppose here, as the world and the circling planets warms hands on the fire that will emanate from(...)