Dublin’s Paul Mannion after being sent off against Louth. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Paul Mannion will be free to play for Dublin in Sunday’s Leinster football semi-final against Kildare in Croke Park. The All Star forward was sent o(...)

Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny with Louth’s Fergal Donohue during the Leinster championship clash at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 5-21 Louth 0-10 There is a sameness about Dublin’s opening championship fixtures in the Jim Gavin era. As likely to be stretched as a winter’(...)

Dublin’s Paddy Small celebrates a goal with Brian Fenton. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 5-21 Louth 0-10 Louth were the last county to defeat Dublin in the pre-Heffernan era, all of 46 years ago but the march of time has expanded t(...)

Wexford’s Ben Brosnan dejected at the end of the game. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Louth 0-22 Wexford 1-14 Wexford had what looked like certain victory snatched from their grasp when Louth turned in a storming finish that produced s(...)

Ryan Burns scored 2-3 for Louth as they beat Laois in the Allianz Football League at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Louth 3-8 Laois 1-9 Ryan Burns struck a terrific 2-3 at Croke Park as underdogs Louth secured a surprise Allianz NFL Division 3 win over Laois, thei(...)

Meath’s Mickey Burke challenges Louth’s  Conor Grimes during the Leinster SFC quarter-final at Parnell Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Meath 0-20 Louth 1-13 Meath completed a perfunctory dispatch of Louth in Parnell Park, Dublin, on Sunday afternoon. They will have been glad of that(...)