Colm Basquel

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Mayo’s Eoghan McLaughlin lies on the ground after a challenge  from Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When your opponent is favourite to win an All-Ireland semi-final there is a reckoning that goes on in your head. Logic assures you that the other team(...)

It’s only right that everyone should pause and recognise what this Dublin has achieved. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On one level, there is very obviously no crisis to be declared in Dublin football. Of the players who featured against Mayo on Saturday night, 14 were(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly scores a point to put the sides equal and force the game into extra-time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14 (after extra time) A tale of contrasting momentum: Mayo, invigorated with new players and a rising sense of themselves tha(...)

 Rob Hennelly scores a point to send the game into extra-time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Super sub After 26 minutes Mayo had scored just twice. Enda Hession came on and made a massive impact. His energy and intent in possession, and his s(...)

Mayo manager James Horan shakes hands with Dublin counterpart  Dessie Farrell after the game. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dessie Farrell is quiet when he comes in. It’s over. Seven years since Dublin last lost a championship game and here they are. Defeated. That it is Ma(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper lifts the Delaney Cup after Sunday’s Leinster final win against Kildare. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 0-20 Kildare 1-9 The great faltering resumed at Croke Park on Sunday. It wasn’t that Dublin’s 60th Leinster title was ever in doubt or that Ki(...)

Donegal’s Hugh McFadden with Con O’Callaghan of Dublin in their Allianz Football League Division 1 semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan. Photograph: ©Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The year is half done and the Dubs keep rolling. A shared National League title won’t detain too many beyond the quizzers but if it’s pointers for the(...)

Dublin and Mayo players battle for the ball in the All-Ireland SFC final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15 In the chill of midwinter, the strangeness of the season intensified by the emptiness of the stadium, Dublin’s footballers exte(...)

Dean Rock scores his side’s first goal after 13 seconds. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Towards the end, as Dublin started taking kickout marks for the first time all night and swishing points at will, James Horan had no aces left to play(...)

1. Stephen Cluxton Club: Parnells Age: 39 Height: 6’1” Weight: 12st 8lbs Occupation: Teacher One of the greatest players of all time. His appetite s(...)

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