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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(...)

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(...)

Possibly Dublin’s least-praised skill over the years has been their ability to find a way when matches are close, to keep their focus in tight finishes and get the job done.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There is no doubt Dublin are the best team we have seen in the 2018 championship by a fair distance. But I don’t believe it follows that they will win(...)

Brian Fenton: Dublin have the game’s pre-eminent centrefielder in the Raheny man who is yet to lose a championship game with Gavin’s team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC final – Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park, 3.30 The sense of ennui around the place over the past week or two is unmistakable. Maybe it’s b(...)

Mattie Donnelly of Tyrone: until now, Tyrone were not ready for the penultimate leap. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

They all remember 2008. Brian Dooher’s freakish points. Tommy McGuigan’s toe poke. Hounding the Gooch into the realm of endangered (and eventually ext(...)

 Former Tyrone star Joe McMahon, Johnny Magee, Kilmacud Crokes manager  and ex-Dublin and Mayo’s Chris Barrett at the launch of this year’s Londis Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Senior Football Sevens.  Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Regardless of what happens in the All-Ireland final and even considering Dublin’s drubbing of Tyrone last year, Mickey Harte’s legacy is secure. Kerr(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey celebrates with Brian Howard during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Continuity Dublin’s Eoin Murchan, Jack McCaffrey and Brian Howard put the pressure on Galway’s Seán Armstrong during the All-Ireland SFC se(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey gets to the bounce of the ball ahead of Galway’s Johnny Heaney during  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The view from upper Hogan has Jack McCaffrey all hockey smiles in the parade, plucking familiar faces from the 54,716 audience. Two Palestinian flags (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a penalty from Galway’s Eamonn Brannigan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12 So much for a semi-final being a good place to catch Dublin. This wasn’t exactly the ritual disembowelling that Tyrone got la(...)

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