Cormac Costello

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Bernard Brogan: “Bernard has shown great leadership this year both on and off the field,” said Gavin, Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Seems unlikely that Jim Gavin got tangled up in the euphoria of Dublin revisiting The Joshua Tree. “It is what it is and the six teams that will be (...)

Jim Gavin can call on the services of a number of players returning from injury for the All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Monaghan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cormac Costello will not feature for Dublin in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Monaghan at Croke Park but Johnny Cooper, Paul Flynn and M(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan runs out onto the pitch for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Inpho

Bernard Brogan was expected to play a key role for Dublin in the absence of Diarmuid Connolly. Dropped for last year’s All-Ireland final replay, Dubl(...)

GAA president Aogán  Ó Fearghail with former Tipperary player/manager Michael ‘Babs’ Keating,  and former Cork player/manager Conor Counihan, left, at the “Imreoir to Bainisteoir” exhibition launch at  Croke Park.  Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The GAA is hoping to ratify a round-robin reform of the All-Ireland hurling championship in time for the 2018 season. Central Council will in June con(...)

The Kerry panel before their league final win over Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are few simpler pleasures for the Gael on his travels than a pub-wall covered in team photos. Dublin has a few fine, off-the-beaten-track exampl(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock looks on as he misses a late free to bring the league final against Kerry into extra time. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here’s a story: The multiple All-Ireland champions had to launch a late blitz to come from behind to defeat Monaghan and reach the league final. There(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully made his mark in the O’Byrne Cup competition. He is cool and clever in his use of possession, hardworking and with pace to burn. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bragging rights and silverware aside, when the 2017 season is done with, the national football league will be looked back on in terms of the fresh tal(...)

Eric Lowndes gets away from Kerry’s Adrian Spillane in Tralee. Dublin emerged from a feral atmosphere with their record intact. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Maybe the Wild West provides the most appropriate imagery to describe what life is like for the Dublin footballers: a gunfight every weekend or so aga(...)

Dublin players go through their warm-up routine before the league match against Mayo at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

It would be misleading to describe this as a “streak”. The term is too flashy and volatile and to capture what has been a gold-standard two years of u(...)

1.March 7th, 2015 Dublin 1-9 Tyrone 0-12 Allianz Football League, Croke Park Who truly saw the journey ahead? Dublin’s unbeaten sequence go(...)

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