Cormac Costello

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Bernard Brogan scores a goal against Monaghan. Of the 21 games under Jim Gavin that have been close, Dublin have  won 11, drawn six and lost four. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With 10 minutes to go in the 2015 Allianz Football League semi-final against Dublin, Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan jogged up to take a pot at a long(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Tyrone’s Mark Donnelly in action in a league match in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Allianz League preview: Dublin v Tyrone Venue: Croke Park, Saturday, 7pm TV: eir Sport 1 Even on a teeth-chattering night in February, this fixture p(...)

To deepen the gloom around Leinster, experimental Dublin convincingly won last Sunday’s final against a reasonably well-stacked Louth side. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such has been the rumbling despair about the Dublin footballers’ current years of plenty that the hype can hardly intensify too much despite the dawni(...)

UCC’s Lawrence Bastible challenges DCU St Patrick’s  Cormac Costello during the Sigerson Cup first round clash. Photogragh: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

UCC recorded a facile 3-24 to 0-10 over DCU-St Patrick’s in the Sigerson Cup first round at the DCU Sportsgrounds on Tuesday. Spillane brothers Adria(...)

The big achievement of the year belongs to All-Ireland champions Dublin. Jim Gavin’s team managed to go through the entire season of league and championship unbeaten. Photograph: Inpho

It’s hard to categorise years until there’s a decent filter of hindsight but in its dying days 2016 has the feel of an ante-room. It’s not that nothin(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Ciaran Kilkenny after the after the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. You can’t always say that every year but when a team goes back-to-back, it’s fairly straight-forward. And when they(...)

Referee Maurice Deegan black cards Jonny Cooper. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The season has ended with familiar scenes of Dublin celebration, and congratulations to all involved; they are a superb team. This year’s All-Ireland (...)

Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal from the penalty spot for Dublin after Rob Hennelly had fouled Paddy Andrews in the square. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Mayo 1-14 Trust the longest season to find a new way of surprising us, right when we figured we were all out of shock. The two sides me(...)

 Robert Hennelly consoled by Andy Moran after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Character and resilience is what won this All-Ireland for Dublin, and for that both the players and management deserve total credit. There’s no doub(...)

Diarmuid Connolly holds the Sam Maguire aloft in front of Hill 16. Connolly’s penalty, fired past Mayo’s substitute goalkeeper David Clarke, gave Dublin a lead they would not surrender. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It has been Dublin’s year of invincible splendour. After another roaring, exhausting heavyweight exchange in Croke Park, Dublin wake up this Monday mo(...)

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