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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(...)

Brian Fenton: Dublin have the game’s pre-eminent centrefielder in the Raheny man who is yet to lose a championship game with Gavin’s team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC final – Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park, 3.30 The sense of ennui around the place over the past week or two is unmistakable. Maybe it’s b(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey gets to the bounce of the ball ahead of Galway’s Johnny Heaney during  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The view from upper Hogan has Jack McCaffrey all hockey smiles in the parade, plucking familiar faces from the 54,716 audience. Two Palestinian flags (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a penalty from Galway’s Eamonn Brannigan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12 So much for a semi-final being a good place to catch Dublin. This wasn’t exactly the ritual disembowelling that Tyrone got la(...)

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