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Referee David Gough with Jonny Cooper of Dublin during the All-Ireland final against Kerry. Cooper was sent off. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football referee David Gough has questioned to what extent the sending-off of Jonny Cooper in last September’s drawn final was justified b(...)

Stephen O’Brien has his goal effort  saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland final replay at Croke Park in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I definitely should have scored,” says Stephen O’Brien as he recalls his crucial goal chance in the All-Ireland final replay against Dublin. It does(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin with his children Yasmin and Jude after the 2013 final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

2013: Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-14 Jim Gavin, his first season as manager after Pat Gilroy, just about gets Dublin over the line, forced to leave on a clear(...)

Davy Byrne in action for Dublin in the All-Ireland final against Kerry. He played all but one of the county’s  championship games this season.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Davy Byrne’s magical reminiscence isn’t primarily to do with his considerable role in helping Dublin to achieve history in September. It relates back (...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper shows his emotion at the final whistle of the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s getting on for half-nine on Saturday night and down under the Hogan Stand, giddy Dubs are skipping by, hunting for porter. Jack McCaffrey and Dia(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton challenge for the ball with Kerry’s  David Moran during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 As if to honour the occasion, Dublin completed their five-in-a-row ascent on history with the county’s best display in an All-(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry to make it five in a row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The flares went off behind the Hill and someone put Thin Lizzy on the house gramophone player and Dublin city swooned. So this was what Gaelic Footbal(...)

Kerry’s Seán O’Shea and Dublin’s Brian Fenton at the drawn All-Ireland SFC  final in Croke Park on September 1st. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC Final Replay: Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Saturday, 6pm - Live on RTÉ and Sky Sports On Saturday evening in Croke Park, in what promi(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton leads his team in the pre-match parade two weeks ago. Photograph:  Inpho/Morgan Treacy

1. STEPHEN CLUXTON (Parnells) Age: 37 Height 6’ 1” Weight: 12st 8lbs Faced by at times kamikaze pressing, he still managed to find kick-out targ(...)

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