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In five games so far this summer, a core group of 10 Dublin players have started every game. The average age of the team that beat Roscommon a fortnight ago was 27.7. Brian Howard was the only player under 25 in the side. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

And so to the last game of the Super 8s. Or, as Dublin chose to use it last year, the day when the end-of-year medal order gets bulked out. A chance f(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara  made his  name during Dublin’s junior All-Ireland winning campaign in 2008. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s been a long, and for some players more than others, a winding road to Croke Park for the All-Ireland senior football final. The Dublin and Tyron(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a penalty from Galway’s Eamonn Brannigan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12 So much for a semi-final being a good place to catch Dublin. This wasn’t exactly the ritual disembowelling that Tyrone got la(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon celebrates a late score against Tyrone at Healy Park, Omagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-14 Tyrone 0-14 Dublin kept their show on the road – literally – with a win in their first away championship fixture in 12 years and confirma(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly is unable to keep out Paul Mannion’s early goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Dublin 2-10 If ever you saw a four-point hiding, this was it. Dublin stretched their record against Mayo under Jim Gavin to 10 wins from 13(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh McAuley gets past the challenge of Cian O’Donoghue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Kildare 2-10 A new year, the same old story. Dublin still haven’t lost a league opener under Jim Gavin and in this, his sixth season in c(...)

Stephen Cluxton takes a short kickout to Michael Fitzsimons against Mayo in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Nineteen of the 24 players who featured in Jim Gavin’s first championship season still remain as Dublin pursue a third All-Ireland title in a row on S(...)

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan is beaten by Eoghan O’Gara for Dublin’s second goal in the All-Ireland semi-Final at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph by  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images

 Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 0-11 An early hiss ran through the capacity crowd in Croke Park as the air was let out of all the high hopes for a high-pres(...)

You can be certain Jim Gavin has an idea of where he wants to go and who he wants to use already when his main men like Cluxton, O’Sullivan and Connolly finally move on. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The list of genuine insights rationed out by Jim Gavin for public consumption is notoriously and deliberately a short one. We are used it by now and h(...)

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