Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton, and man of the match James McCarthy. Photographs: Inpho

Two key changes made at half-time in Sunday’s All-Ireland final proved the main difference in Dublin’s one-point win. And they weren’t the introductio(...)

 Dublin manager Jim Gavin has a selfie taken with members of the Air Corps who flew over Croke Park before the game, including Capt Sean McCarthy, Cmdt Frank Byrne and Capt Enda Walsh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It takes a dose of fresh air to remember pure happiness is flooding GAA tributaries from Shankill to Swords. But this is what winning looks and sound(...)

Dublin celebrate after narrowly beating Mayo 1-17 to 1-16  in Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Let the ovation ring on. Let it ring across the city tonight and deep into another brilliant All-Ireland autumn for Dublin, one of the finest football(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Bernard Brogan celebrate after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jim Gavin and Stephen Cluxton present themselves in similar fashion to Igor Rimsky and Ivan Drago before Apollo Creed was so ruthlessly dispatched in (...)

Dublin captain  Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the All-Ireland football final win over Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-16 It came down, as it almost always does between Dublin and Mayo, to one kick. Dean Rock, 40 metres out from the Davin goal on an(...)

My sense is that Jim Gavin won’t start Diarmuid Connolly  while I would also keep his nemesis  Lee Keegan in reserve as it’s only four or five weeks since he had a serious illness. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Maybe it’s the relatively rare modern occurrence of the same final for the second year or the crowded history between the counties but I don’t think t(...)

Paddy Durcan equalises for Mayo and takes the All-Ireland semi-final with Kerry to a replay. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

10 Andy Moran’s goal v Kerry All-Ireland semi-final replay, Croke Park, August 26th The moment at which Mayo became a different proposition. Five p(...)

Diarmuid Connolly with Jim Gavin before coming on against Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin have named their team for Sunday’s All-Ireland final, and Diarmuid Connolly has not been included. Manager Jim Gavin has named the same team (...)

There  is evidence that both teams have moved on from 12 months ago  but if the choice is between which team has made the more plausible strides, the answer is Dublin.

For all the familiarity of the finalists, Sunday’s All-Ireland football final breaks genuinely unusual ground. There hasn’t been such a sustained riva(...)

1 David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites) Age: 33 Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 14st 2lbs, 90kg Occupation: Garda The 2016 All Star goalkeeper is arguabl(...)

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