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Conor Cox: has impressed during the league as the main scoring threat for Roscommon. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League Division Four Derry v Wexford, Bellaghy, 4.0 The divisional winners take on a disappointing Wexford in what should(...)

Jim Gavin: declared that the performance against Tyrone “just hadn’t been good enough” and that it would “obviously not help the players that were out on the pitch – that’s for sure”.   Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Saturday night. In darkness. A season that had gone unexpectedly badly results in the title being lost amidst worrying performance levels. There is an(...)

Tyrone’s Ronan McNamee celebrates after beating Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Tyrone’s victory over Dublin on Saturday evening leaves them in with a shout of reaching the league final, a prospect that most people would have dism(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully celebrates scoring a goal against Tyrone in last year’s All-Ireland final.  Tyrone led 0-5 to 0-1 in the 18th minute but then conceded 1-3 in five minutes. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s surely more by design than accident that in Dublin’s last eight major games, a clear pattern of sussing out their opposition before striking with(...)

Rory O’Carroll lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after Dublin’s All-Ireland football final win at Croke Park in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Rory O’Carroll and teammate James McCarthy celebrate Dublin’s All-Ireland win at Croke Park in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s just over three years since Rory O’Carroll, fresh from winning a third All-Ireland medal and a second All Star, declared himself at peace with po(...)

Brian Howard in action against Galway: “The thing for me making that transition from minor and under-21s was having Brian Fenton there as an icon for me and as a friend.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Brian Howard was on his way in 2017. A significant contributor to Dublin’s victory in the last All-Ireland under-21 football championship, he made two(...)

Rory O’Carroll during a training session at Carton House in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Dublin fullback Rory O’Carroll has returned to the capital from his lengthy sojourn in New Zealand. The 29-year-old last played for Dublin in (...)

Wexford’s Liam Og McGovern on the pitch after their game with Kilkenny was called off. Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

The Central Competitions Control Committee will meet on Monday afternoon to refix the Division One league hurling matches that fell victim to the torr(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan  gets his shot away despte the attempted block from Mayo’s Lee Keegan at Croke Park.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Jim Gavin told us Dublin would come on a ton. No one quite imagined Mayo drifting this far back. So Gaelic football’s world ord(...)

Kerry’s Gavin O’Brien tackled by Brian Fenton and Michael Fitzsimons of Dublin at the Allianz Football League division 1 match at, Austin Stack Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14 Let Charles Darwin take the blame. Just when it felt like Gaelic football was somehow in danger of extinction, it finds i(...)

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