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Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly will be in action against Donegal in the Ulster SFC semi-final at Clones on Saturday. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

SATURDAY ALL-IRELAND SFC QUALIFIERS ROUND ONE Offaly v London, O’Connor Park, 1.30 London could have been handed a kinder draw than this. They’re doi(...)

Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny with Louth’s Fergal Donohue during the Leinster championship clash at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 5-21 Louth 0-10 There is a sameness about Dublin’s opening championship fixtures in the Jim Gavin era. As likely to be stretched as a winter’(...)

Referee Derek O’Mahoney shows a black card to Galway’s Peter Cooke and Killian Brady of Cavan during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Pearse Stadium, Galway on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Hiding in plain sight, the introduction of the sin bin for black card offences had their first run-out in front of mass audiences on Sunday and, in ge(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus celebrates with Stephen O’Hanlon following victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game in  Clones. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Monaghan 2-13 Dublin 1-13 Nothing warms a small town in January like sending the Dubs home with their hides tanned for them. In front of 8,556 perish(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin:  now the county’s most successful manager with five All-Irelands. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On the upper deck of the old Hogan Stand just before the replayed NFL final of 1988, there was the customary good attendance of Meath supporters. Shor(...)

Paul Mannion, Cian O’Sullivan and Con O’Callaghan celebrate another All-Ireland title. O’Sullivan started his sixth victorious final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The beast is out of the cage. Watching the Dublin players celebrate on the field yesterday, I found myself torn between admiration for what they have(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon lifts the Sam Maguire in front of Hill 16. “Why would we not want to win an All-Ireland? Why would we not want to win six or seven?” Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kevin Heffernan, thou shouldst be living at this hour. What began as winter conversations up in 1970s Marino about how to revive the city game – how(...)

Dublin’s Cormac Costello celebrates after their victory over Tyrone to win the All-Ireland SFC for the fourth time in a row. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 1-14 History came calling for Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday with a fourth successive All-Ireland title, the county’s 28th. Tyrone(...)

Paul Mannion scores Dublin’s match-turning penalty against Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Game changer With Tyrone 0-5 to 0-2 ahead and keeping tabs on Dublin’s key men, the champions looked in a bit of bother before Conor Lane awarded the(...)

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