The Roscommon players after the game. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-26 Roscommon 0-14 After 15 minutes, the scoreboard in Croke Park read: Dean Rock 1-5, Roscommon 0-3. If you get on the field with this Dubli(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion takes on Cork’s James Loughrey during their Super 8s meeting at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 5-18 Cork 1-17 There is usually some lingering doubt about a result that’s not properly decided until the last 10 minutes of a game, only not (...)

Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny with Louth’s Fergal Donohue during the Leinster championship clash at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 5-21 Louth 0-10 There is a sameness about Dublin’s opening championship fixtures in the Jim Gavin era. As likely to be stretched as a winter’(...)

 Dean Rock celebrates after scoring Dublin’s goal during the  Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Galway 0-7 World order restored, Dublin looking casual and then perfectly calculated in getting back to winning ways at Croke Park. It i(...)

Dublin’s Michael Fitzsimons battles with Tyrone’s Lee Brennan and Peter Harte at Croke Park. Harte, like most of Tyrone’s big names, was kept very quiet.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Overall this was a six-point stroll for Dublin. It was a big win everywhere but on the scoreboard and even there it was a decent margin. The quality o(...)

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(...)

Possibly Dublin’s least-praised skill over the years has been their ability to find a way when matches are close, to keep their focus in tight finishes and get the job done.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There is no doubt Dublin are the best team we have seen in the 2018 championship by a fair distance. But I don’t believe it follows that they will win(...)

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(...)

Tempers flare during the Dublin v Kerry Division One clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Kerry 0-11 Long before the end Kerry had settled for a learning experience: not the modern, holistic, child-centred type of education but(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly is unable to keep out Paul Mannion’s early goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Dublin 2-10 If ever you saw a four-point hiding, this was it. Dublin stretched their record against Mayo under Jim Gavin to 10 wins from 13(...)

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