Cormac Costello

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 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(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan black carded by referee Maurice Deegan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford believes there was an agenda among former Dublin players to highlight the apparent cynicism of Lee Keegan in the build (...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly fouls Paddy Andrews to concede a penalty in the second half of the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Numbers don’t lie. They just dress the truth up in different clothes. Sometimes those clothes are as revealing as a thong bikini, sometimes they go fu(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan, Diarmuid Connolly, Michael Fitzsimons and Eric Lowndes celebrate. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Stephen Cluxton 8 Little to do until Lee Keegan came charging, after 18 minutes, hitting him with a thundering low shot that no man would have save(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly fires his penalty past Mayo goalkeeper  David Clarke during the All-Ireland SFC Replay against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Behold the Invincibles. The Rising centenary has been marked by the city football team. Dublin started and finished the year as All-Ireland football c(...)

Referee Maurice Deegan black cards Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photo: James Crombi/Inpho

1: Robert Hennelly is straightaway walking on thin ice: Come throw-in, the dogs on Jones’ Road knew Mayo were swapping goalkeepers, Hennelly starting(...)

Diarmuid Connolly celebrates with the Sam Maguire Cup after Dublin’s victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final Replay at Croke Park. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Mayo 1-14 What a cruel and wonderful GAA world we live in. Dublin have retained the All-Ireland. The first county to keep Sam Maguire sin(...)

Kevin MacManamon: “What he has that others don’t is an instinct to run at defenders with ball in hand and a directness that can be irresistible at times.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s always a story hiding in plain sight. We just usually talk about a different one. Kevin McManamon’s hit on Peter Crowley at the end of the Ker(...)

Dublin manager Tommy Carr argues with referee Mick Curley during the 2001 All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry in Thurles.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

2001: A Thurles Odyssey The Point. First meeting since the 1985 All-Ireland final. Semple Stadium has seen plenty days like it, just not these col(...)

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