Ciaran Kilkenny

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Dublin’s Michael Fitzsimons battles with Tyrone’s Lee Brennan and Peter Harte at Croke Park. Harte, like most of Tyrone’s big names, was kept very quiet.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Overall this was a six-point stroll for Dublin. It was a big win everywhere but on the scoreboard and even there it was a decent margin. The quality o(...)

Brian Fenton, Ciaran Kilkenny and Cormac Costello celebrate their All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Down in the tunnel, as the Dublin players bounce out of the dressing room, the annual do-see-do to get a word or two about how it all feels rolls on i(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin punish you like a hungover judge throwing out 10-stretches just to get through the morning. They are the ultimate sporting pedants. You can min(...)

Dublin’s Cormac Costello celebrates after their victory over Tyrone to win the All-Ireland SFC for the fourth time in a row. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 1-14 History came calling for Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday with a fourth successive All-Ireland title, the county’s 28th. Tyrone(...)

Bruised but unbowed: Dublin’s Brian Fenton at the final whistle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

If you can keep your head while all about you are trying to get inside it. If you can wait, not be tired by waiting, don’t give way to hating. And if (...)

Paul Mannion scores Dublin’s match-turning penalty against Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Game changer With Tyrone 0-5 to 0-2 ahead and keeping tabs on Dublin’s key men, the champions looked in a bit of bother before Conor Lane awarded the(...)

Niall Scully celebrates scoring Dublin’s second goal in their All-Ireland final win over Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 1-14 Seamus Darby better dust down those giant-slaying boots. Dublin have completed a fourth successive All-Ireland title with a r(...)

 David Clifford  squeezes the ball past the Monaghan defence and goalkeeper Rory Beggan in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The football final appears in front of us like a grubby-faced child that nobody has the heart to go at with a wipe. A foregone conclusion at the end o(...)

Mickey Harte is exactly the man to work out a plan to beat Dublin. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

I shook up the world! I shook up the world! – Muhammad Ali, 1964. Should they even bother playing the All-Ireland final? Nobody is giving Tyrone a (...)

Dublin’s playmaker Ciaran Kilkenny takes a shot during the All-Ireland SFC against Tyrone. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In order to halt Dublin’s pursuit of four in a row and claim Sam Maguire for themselves, Tyrone need to force Dublin to take risks; risks in possessio(...)

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