Stephen Cluxton makes a stunning save to deny Kerry’s Paul Murphy a goal. It was another game where I came away nearly in awe of Dublin’s goalkeeper.  I honestly think he’s still underrated by people. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We’ll get to Sunday’s game in a small bit but first I want to start with the replay. Specifically, the timing of it, on Saturday night next week. Once(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly shoots wide late on against Kerry. Sunday’s was  the first of seven finals under Jim Gavin that no Dublin substitute scored in. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jim Gavin has required inspiration over the years, he has typically only needed to look over his shoulder to his star-studded Dublin bench. In h(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a shot from Kerry’s Paul Murphy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 Five-in-a-rows don’t come easy. The new empire stalled and yet the old one didn’t quite strike back. Prospects of the fabled s(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney has a penalty saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton in All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1. The penalty save David Clifford was already causing Jonny Cooper enough trouble in the first 10 minutes, should have had him for three points only(...)

Dean Rock’s late free went wide as the All-Ireland SFC Final ended in a draw. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 So there will be an All-Ireland football final on the third weekend of September after all. Dublin survived a marauding second(...)

Dublin fans on Hill 16 during the All-Ireland final against Kerry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1 Stephen Cluxton Some of his kick-outs a little off target, yet his two crucial saves unquestionably kept Dublin in the game, his brilliant left-han(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts  the Sam Maguire after their win over Kerry in 2015, the first All-Ireland title in the drive for five. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC Final: Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30pm - Live on RTÉ and Sky Sports It was former Kerry secretary Tony O’Keeffe who observ(...)

Paddy Andrews celebrates with the Delaney Cup following Dublin’s victory over Meath in the Leinster final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paddy Andrews grimly refers to it now as jaw-gate. Five months on from having his jaw smashed by the point of Niall Morgan’s shoulder, he’s even foun(...)

 David Clifford in action against Ronan McNamee of Tyrone. “I don’t buy this idea that Kerry have nothing to lose. They have an All-Ireland final to lose.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Over the next 10 days, everyone will have their say about the football final. The only thing more talked about than an All-Ireland final is a Dublin-(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan scores his side’s second goal against Mayo. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In a way the competing theories were both correct. Mayo had too much mileage up this summer and it told in the end whereas Dublin were indeed undercoo(...)

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