Padraig Reidy of Kerry tackles Kevin McManamon of Dublin in their Allianz  Football National League Round 1 match in February 2010. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin’s football decade may be defined by the seven All-Ireland titles won and last year’s completion of an unprecedented five-in-a-row, but the coun(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton fires the wnning free into the Hill 16 end with the final decisive act of the 2011 All-Ireland final against Kerry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

September 18th, 2011: Dublin 1-12 Kerry 1-11   In more sombre moments I could concede that my life may have been measured out with coffee spoon(...)

Brother Kevin from the Capuchin Day Centre (right) with  Lord Mayor of Dublin Nail Ring (left) and county defender Philly McMahon at the Dublin team’s homecoming last night. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Jim Gavin is an accomplished aviator who knows the sky is the limit. Having piloted the Dublin jet even closer to the blue heavens by securing four Al(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer keeps a tight rein on Dublin’s Philly McMahon during the Allianz Football League Division One  Final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 0-18 Galway 0-14 The bare bones of it were that Dublin made it five Allianz Football League titles out of six years of reaching the final unde(...)

Dublin progressed past Mayo in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final, after a week and 70 minutes work packed full with drama. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INpho

The Sub Factory In the modern game, the benchwarmers are as important as those who actually start. Dublin’s deployment of their substitutes was(...)

Westmeath’s Gavin Hoey under pressure from Dublin’s Declan O’Mahony and Kevin Nolan during last Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup match at Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Inpho

Such is the sudden onslaught of fixtures this month that Dublin football manager Jim Gavin is anticipating as much trial as error, and he’s not alone.(...)