Kilmacud Crokes’ Bill O’Carroll and Cian MacGabhann with Mark Schutte of Cuala. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes will face Ballyboden St Enda’s in the Dublin senior hurling championship decider, after they spectacularly dethroned All-Ireland champ(...)

Dublin fans celebrate as their team defeat Tyrone at Croke Park to make it four All-Irelands in a row.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These – right now – are the rare auld times. On a gorgeous afternoon in Croke Park, the Dublin football team swept to their fourth All-Ireland footba(...)

Dublin’s playmaker Ciaran Kilkenny takes a shot during the All-Ireland SFC against Tyrone. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In order to halt Dublin’s pursuit of four in a row and claim Sam Maguire for themselves, Tyrone need to force Dublin to take risks; risks in possessio(...)

Declan Darcy with Jim Gavin: “You have to evolve because if you stand still, if you look behind for one minute, you will be caught.”

And the Lord turned to Peter and said, “We are all involved absolutely”. Really, that was Jim Gavin, politely refusing to specify his coaching role (...)

 Former Tyrone star Joe McMahon, Johnny Magee, Kilmacud Crokes manager  and ex-Dublin and Mayo’s Chris Barrett at the launch of this year’s Londis Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Senior Football Sevens.  Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Regardless of what happens in the All-Ireland final and even considering Dublin’s drubbing of Tyrone last year, Mickey Harte’s legacy is secure. Kerr(...)

James McCarthy. 'I would say Jim Gavin hasn’t said five sentences to him this year.  He knows what has to be done and he does it.' Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Long ago, I learned my lesson about picking my battles. I thought of it a few weeks back when all the stuff was going around about managers being sent(...)

Jack McCaffrey is denied a goal by Galway’s Sean Kelly during the semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Bernard Brogan beckons Jack McCaffrey over for a quick word. Monday is the Brogan show in Croke Park. Up at corporate level, as commercial director of(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Johnny Heaney of Galway in action at  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin keep regenerating like a city in boomtime. Block by block, hood by hood, Jim Gavin and his backroom team are constantly refreshing and recyclin(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh and Dublin manager Jim Gavin  shake hands after the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ominous Jim Gavin warning: a cohort lies waiting in the shadows. Dublin in these dwindling twenty-teens hunt down Kerry greatness of the ’70s and ’80(...)

Tyrone’s Pádraig Hamsey tackles Michael Darragh Macauley. Macauley’s swashbuckling runs through the centre were a feature of Dublin’s style back in 2013 and 2014/15. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here’s how it was, or how we thought it was. In the RTÉ studio before last year’s All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone, there was a discus(...)

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