Dublin’s Sean Moran in action against Limerick’s Peter Casey. The Cuala defender plays an important role in Dublin’s system. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare. That stunning drive from the entrance gate up to the 18th century Manor House. Passing sun-drenched golfers as the(...)

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and coach Anthony Cunningham.  What’s the dynamic there? Is  Cunningham  calling the shots during a game or is the manager? Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Going into the championship no team has more question marks hanging over them than Dublin. At the start of the week you would have been hard pushed to(...)

Ger Cunningham: overseeing a period of transition in Dublin hurling. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The assertion by former Dublin hurler Michael Carton that an ‘unheard of’ number of senior players have left the camp in recent seasons has been reje(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell in action against Kilkenny’s  TJ Reid during the  Leinster SHC semi-final at  O’Moore Park in  Portlaoise. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-25 Dublin 0-16 Strangest thing. For the opening half, this was the game of the summer. Ten minutes after the break, it was a turkey shoot.(...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern is going nowhere with Dublin’s Oisin Gough lying on top of him at Croke Park on Saturday evening. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12 A grim night’s toil on Jones’s Road. In matters of pathetic fallacy, it was hard to know if we were watching the weather ref(...)

Dublin’s David O’Callaghan is challanged by Eoin Conroy of Wexford Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12 A grim night’s toil on Jones’s Road. In matters of pathetic fallacy, it was hard to know if we were watching the weather r(...)

Tipperary’s Conor Kenny and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Tipperary 1-23 Dublin 0-12 Winter hurling at Semple but Tipperary would warm you to your fingertips in the right mood. They weren’t quite at it all n(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson scores a side line puck against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

More than anything Waterford are taking confidence from the manner of victory over Dublin in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final. In the 10 minutes af(...)

 Jonathan Glynn scores Galway’s first goal against Cork.  Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The Leinster final would have thrown a lot of people, me included, off the Galway scent. They were excellent in this complete destruction of Cork. Wha(...)

Johnny McCaffrey celebrates at the final whistle after Dublin’s one-point win over Limerick in the round two qualifier at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Limerick 1-16 Two mysteries here to test the sleuthing skills of the multitudes gathered in Thurles on Saturday night. One, how Du(...)

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