Ciaran Kilkenny

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Dublin’s Bernard Brogan: “I’ve always been a scorer and people would rate my game on how much I score but I’ve taken that away from myself. I nearly get more energy now from an assist.” Photograph: Inpho

The old Dublin conundrum is not expected to reoccur with Jim Gavin’s 2013 version but the idea still lingers. There is a long-standing habit of them g(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin shakes hands with Meath counterpart  Mick O’Dowd after the Leinster senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Come in, give nothing away and get out. At least Stephen Cluxton cracked a joke. Unfortunately it was to deflect answering a question. But we start, a(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton prepares to make his acceptance  speech.

The blue tide just keeps washing in, eroding all before it. A week after the Dublin hurlers secured the capital’s first Leinster title since 1961, the(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny (left, with Pádraic Harnan of Meath), was impressive with the range and accuracy of his passing in the Leinster final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jim Gavin will have been pleased. A seven-point Dublin victory was about right but they were tested and that was essential for them before the knock-o(...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke with Eoghan O’Gara and Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Donall  Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-15 Meath 0-14: Meath forced Dublin to dig out their 52nd Leinster title today, and for that they will be grateful, but we witnessed two count(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin shakes hands with the injured Lar Corbett after the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Henry Shefflin had removed the scalp that was Brendan Maher’s Tipperary jersey and just wanted to be away. Plenty of work to do on that healing stress(...)

Danny Sutcliffe slips past the challenge of  defender Tommy Walsh to score the goal that made sure of the Dublin hurlers’ historic Leinster championship victory over Kilkenny. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

A hurling All-Ireland for Dublin would be worth five football equivalents, according to former county hurling manager Michael O’Grady, who also chaire(...)

A dejected John Doyle of Kildare late in the Leinster semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This outstripped my worst forebodings for Kildare by so much that you have to ask the question: are Dublin a super-team or have Kildare fallen serious(...)

 Bernard Brogan scores Dublin’s second goal at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Yesterday’s GAA Leinster football semi-final at Croke Park deviated from the narratives of the past few years but not in the way Kildare might have ho(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring his sides second goal on hte stroke of halftime at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 4-16 Kildare 1-09: What initially threatened to be a competitive Leinster football semi-final ended up being Kildare’s heaviest defeat to Dubli(...)

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