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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(...)

Tyrone’s Pádraig Hamsey tackles Michael Darragh Macauley. Macauley’s swashbuckling runs through the centre were a feature of Dublin’s style back in 2013 and 2014/15. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here’s how it was, or how we thought it was. In the RTÉ studio before last year’s All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone, there was a discus(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon celebrates a late score against Tyrone at Healy Park, Omagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-14 Tyrone 0-14 Dublin kept their show on the road – literally – with a win in their first away championship fixture in 12 years and confirma(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock takes a free during the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Super 8s game against Tyrone at  Healy Park in  Omagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 0-14 Dublin 1-14 Well, Dublin won and became this year’s first All-Ireland semi-finalists with a match to spare but only after an elemental st(...)

Tempers flare between Tyrone and Dublin at Healy Park, Omagh in February. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

“If Paddy Russell had been God almighty he couldn’t have refereed the game,” said Mickey Harte after the Battle of Omagh way back in 2006. This fixtur(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy celebrates after beating Laois in the Leinster final. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 1-25 Laois 0-10 Despite a sluggish first half, Dublin still managed to rack up their biggest win in a Leinster final in this decade of decades(...)

Lee Keegan at Croke Park for the launch of SuperValu’s #BehindTheBall Campaign:  “Second-best doesn’t get you anywhere, unfortunately. We know that all too well over the past six or seven years.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo’s 2016 Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan has underlined the need for the county to improve its discipline, as the team gets ready to pursue champ(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton scores a goal in the Leinster SFC quarter-final at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 4-25 Wicklow 1-11 Blessed are the merciful, for theirs is a 23-point victory while sparing their opponents a more crushing blow. As the openin(...)

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