Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan. Manager Jim Gavin eyes up becoming only the fourth team to win four-in-a-row. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

Carlow  Manager: Turlough O’Brien (4th year) Odds: All-Ireland 1000/1; Leinster 300/1 Next up: v Louth, O’Moore Park, 13th May, 2.0 Does Bren(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock: “I’m quite proud of who I am as a person and who I represent, and football has been a massive part of that.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Here he is, the Dublin footballer. The gilded prince floating above life’s quotidian concerns. Born in luxury, raised in opulence, the championship bu(...)

 Diarmuid Connolly  and Jim Gavin celebrate  Dublin’s Leinster Final win at Croke Park in 2014. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin says the door “will always be open” for Diarmuid Connolly to return to the Dublin football team this summer despite his conti(...)

St Vincent’s Tomás Quinn tussles with  Seán Rocks of Skerries Harps during the Dublin SFC Group Two game at  Parnell Park. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The 2018 renewal of the Dublin Senior Football Championship got up and running in Parnell Park on Thursday night with one name dominating the conversa(...)

 Dublin City Council’s banner  on the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

One of the best moments in the entire history of Dublin belongs to the opening seconds of Phil Lynott’s lush and irrepressible ode to his home city, O(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton is tackled by Galway’s Ciarán Duggan during the Allianz Football League Division One final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Some 20-20 vision Back 10 weeks ago when the league started, I was asked to do some Nostradamus stuff on the likely outcome of Division One. Whatever(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Paul Conroy of Galway scuffle off the ball. Photograph: Bryan Keane/INPHO

A quick summation of where Gaelic football is right now. Dublin polished off their fifth league title in six years with a 0-18 to 0-14 win over Galway(...)

Mickey Harte with Dublin boss Jim Gavin at Croke Park. “New ones, no matter how talented they may be, they don’t have the experience, the guile of the boys they are replacing.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The 12-point margin between Dublin and Tyrone on August 27th last year is doing little to deter Mickey Harte’s typically unshakeable belief that his s(...)

Galway  obviously got under Dublin’s skin in the final league game at Salthill,  sufficiently so for it to turn into a wrestling match down the stretch. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

When the 2014 league came down to its final four, Dublin were left with a path to the title that was going to involve some debt collecting, if they w(...)

The Dublin team during the National Anthem  before their league encounter with Kerry. There is  the suspicion whereas Dublin are tipping along nicely that their main rivals are slipping slightly. Photograph: Inpho

Most late, working nights in Croke Park are bathed in the remains of the summer daylight but a 4pm throw-in in early March wouldn’t come into that cat(...)

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