Cian O Sullivan

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Dublin’s  Jonny Cooper: “I just think that ability to focus on the immediate and the task in hand... it’s something that is profitable if you’re able to do it.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s the subject that dare not be spoken about around Dublin footballers; the drive for five and the county’s quest for GAA immortality. Cian O’Sulli(...)

Dublin’s Eoin Murchan celebrates with Brian Fenton and the Sam Maguire after the victory over Tyrone in the 2018 All-Ireland SFC Final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

KEVIN McSTAY What is Dublin’s biggest weakness that can halt their five-in-a-row bid? That when the crunch comes, as it is almost certain to, due to (...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper is tackled by Niall Sludden of Tyrone during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 1-11 Tyrone 1-14 There was a bit of history in the air at Croke Park on Saturday night but for the modest crowd of 19,927 the talk was more of(...)

James Horan: the Mayo manager will be looking for a big improvement on last week’s display against Dublin when his side  host Galway at McHale Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League [Matches at 7.0 unless stated]  Division One Tyrone v Cavan, Healy Park – Meeting of two teams with a first(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Oh well. We came armed with stats and catchy intros and promptly scribbled them out - Dublin restoring football’s world order wi(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan  gets his shot away despte the attempted block from Mayo’s Lee Keegan at Croke Park.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Jim Gavin told us Dublin would come on a ton. No one quite imagined Mayo drifting this far back. So Gaelic football’s world ord(...)

Kerry versus Kildare in Super 8s in August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the first half of August’s Super 8s game between Kerry and Kildare, the visiting Lilywhites reeled off 1-5 without reply and led by six points(...)

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(...)

Corofin are favoured to defeat  Ballintubber in the Connacht SFC by the expected return of new All Star Ian Burke (above) as well as his cousin Daithí. Photograph: Inpho

SUNDAY AIB Club SFC Connacht final Ballintubber (Mayo) v Corofin (Galway), MacHale Park, Castlebar, 2.0 (Live, TG4) The All-Ireland champions will (...)

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