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Mayo’s Conor Loftus reacts to a missed chance as Dublin’s James McCarthy and Mick Fitzsimons look on at Croke Park. Just before half-time Loftus conceded possession via a quick sideline ball and within seconds Ciarán Kilkenny extended Dublin’s lead at the other end.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We’re some load of straw-clutchers at the back of it all. Here and there since Saturday night, I’ve heard it said that the final showed Dublin are the(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell and his backroom team lifting the Sam Maguire cup in Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In the last search for words, in the vacant stadium, in the still of the wintery night and the city seemingly asleep outside, it at least felt normal (...)

Dublin and Mayo players battle for the ball in the All-Ireland SFC final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15 In the chill of midwinter, the strangeness of the season intensified by the emptiness of the stadium, Dublin’s footballers exte(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan has his shot blocked by Diarmuid O’Connor of Mayo during the All-Ireland SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What now? Dublin and Mayo served up a riveting All-Ireland final for three-quarters of the contest. It was 2-9 to 0-14 at the final water break, 55 m(...)

1. Stephen Cluxton Club: Parnells Age: 39 Height: 6’1” Weight: 12st 8lbs Occupation: Teacher One of the greatest players of all time. His appetite s(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock scores a goal during the Leinster SFC Final against Meath at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 3-21 Meath 0-9 On a sombre Saturday night in Croke Park, Dublin forged their way farther into history with a 10th successive Leinster title. T(...)

Michael Quirke: “I think it was definitely worth it. I do. I think the GAA did an incredible job to be honest with you.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And just like that, the championship is half over. We’ve hardly had time to get a bit of wear out of the good winter coat and already the season is l(...)

Brian Fenton scored four points from midfield in Dublin’s win over Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 2-23 Laois 0-7 In the 68th minute of the usual Leinster semi-final cakewalk for Dublin, Paul Mannion cut in off the right and fed Ciarán Kilke(...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny and Ray Connellan of Westmeath in the Leinster GAA SFC quarter-final between Dublin and Westmeath at MW Hire O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 0-22 Westmeath 0-11 Dessie Farrell’s first championship venture ended in the predictable double-digit victory in MW Hire O’Moore Park on Satur(...)

 Ciaran Kilkenny is fouled by Ray Connellan as Kevin Maguire closes in. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 0-22 Westmeath 0-11 The incumbents fared better in Portlaoise than in other parts of the world on Saturday night, as Dublin brushed off a resi(...)

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