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Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper shows his emotion at the final whistle of the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s getting on for half-nine on Saturday night and down under the Hogan Stand, giddy Dubs are skipping by, hunting for porter. Jack McCaffrey and Dia(...)

Dublin’s Brian Howard and Eoin Murchan celebrate five in a row. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The tumult on the pitch eventually subsided and by the time Dave Brubeck sounded a mellow finale, the fact sank in that this was history. It never fee(...)

Dublin 0-1 Kerry 0-0 (1’) Over the drawn and replayed finals Dublin won three of the four throw-ins at the start of each half. All were scrambled con(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry to make it five in a row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The flares went off behind the Hill and someone put Thin Lizzy on the house gramophone player and Dublin city swooned. So this was what Gaelic Footbal(...)

Kerry’s Seán O’Shea and Dublin’s Brian Fenton at the  All-Ireland SFC final at Croke Park on September 1st. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For the Kerry and Dublin players, Saturday is going to be one of the longest days. Handling the morning of an All-Ireland final is a skill in itself. (...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly shooting for a point  late in the All–Ireland final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the All-Ireland football final Dublin fans were treated with a sight that looked like a throwback. Perched just outside Kerry’s 45m line and d(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy: ‘All the lads that were in the team that I was really concerned about have gone and played.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having delayed the final naming of his squad for Thursday’s game against Switzerland last week so that potentially key players could get game time und(...)

James McCarthy has pulled out of the Republic of Ireland squad for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland in Dublin. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

James McCarthy has pulled out of Thursday’s European Championship qualifier against Switzerland with Mick McCarthy suggesting that he and the player h(...)

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(...)

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