Ciaran Kilkenny

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Dublin were left in a far better place by Donal Vaughan’s red card. The whole outcome changed on that instant. Photograph: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Everyone in Croke Park and watching around the world knew that Mayo were poised to win the All-Ireland on Sunday. They had created their perfect storm(...)

 James McCarthy with Milana Commons (aged two) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sam Maguire is away to the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. Well, the mini van is heating up outside the Gibson hotel. The Garda escort in position. S(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton, and man of the match James McCarthy. Photographs: Inpho

Two key changes made at half-time in Sunday’s All-Ireland final proved the main difference in Dublin’s one-point win. And they weren’t the introductio(...)

 Dublin manager Jim Gavin has a selfie taken with members of the Air Corps who flew over Croke Park before the game, including Capt Sean McCarthy, Cmdt Frank Byrne and Capt Enda Walsh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It takes a dose of fresh air to remember pure happiness is flooding GAA tributaries from Shankill to Swords. But this is what winning looks and sound(...)

  Chris Barrett challenges PAddy Andrews at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

1. David Clarke Until late on Mayo had won all but one of their kickouts, and he pulled off a terrific save to deny Paul Mannion a goal. Yet Mayo los(...)

Dublin captain  Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the All-Ireland football final win over Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-16 It came down, as it almost always does between Dublin and Mayo, to one kick. Dean Rock, 40 metres out from the Davin goal on an(...)

1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells) [Captain] Age: 35 Height: 6’ Weight: 12st 9lbs, 80kg Occupation: Teacher Record breaking goalkeeper has been back o(...)

There  is evidence that both teams have moved on from 12 months ago  but if the choice is between which team has made the more plausible strides, the answer is Dublin.

For all the familiarity of the finalists, Sunday’s All-Ireland football final breaks genuinely unusual ground. There hasn’t been such a sustained riva(...)

Stephen Cluxton takes a short kickout to Michael Fitzsimons against Mayo in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Nineteen of the 24 players who featured in Jim Gavin’s first championship season still remain as Dublin pursue a third All-Ireland title in a row on S(...)

Blue Sunday: Dublin fans react to Con O’Callaghan’s goal against Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin supporters should be spitting mad at the mere idea. Since last Sunday the calls to cleave the county – or, more accurately, the luminous city –(...)

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