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Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton with David Moran of Kerry during  the GAA  All-Ireland senior football final replay, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

It is a consoling thought for Kerry football supporters that the best years are still ahead for their talented young team. Seven of the team that lin(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton challenge for the ball with Kerry’s  David Moran during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 As if to honour the occasion, Dublin completed their five-in-a-row ascent on history with the county’s best display in an All-(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton with Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea of Mayo at their All-Ireland SFC semi-final match at  Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I found myself in Dublin early on Saturday morning. It was a hectic week for Mayo supporters. The Super 8s did their job in the sense that the four be(...)

Queues at the GAA ticket office at Dorset St, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A fresh batch of tickets for Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Mayo is expected to be made available after the first alloc(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Matthew Queenan of New York in action. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

Mayo 1-22 New York 0-4 Mayo’s visit to Gaelic Park on Sunday was a Bronx tale in two parts: one on the field and the other of it. While the newly cr(...)

Galway win a kickout against Roscommon in Salthill. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Galway 1-17 Roscommon 1-10 Galway gave themselves a chance of reaching the Division 1 final for the second year in a row after Danny Cummins led them(...)

Waterford and Clare’s hurling quarter-final will be played at Walsh Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The three remaining Division One hurling quarter-finals will be played on Saturday afternoon, along with the Division 1A relegation play-off, and a fu(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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