Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

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 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-(...)

Dublin 0-1 Kerry 0-0 (1’) Over the drawn and replayed finals Dublin won three of the four throw-ins at the start of each half. All were scrambled con(...)

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(...)

In five games so far this summer, a core group of 10 Dublin players have started every game. The average age of the team that beat Roscommon a fortnight ago was 27.7. Brian Howard was the only player under 25 in the side. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

And so to the last game of the Super 8s. Or, as Dublin chose to use it last year, the day when the end-of-year medal order gets bulked out. A chance f(...)

Meath manager Andy McEntee and Dublin manager Jim Gavin shake hands at the final whistle of the Leinster Football Championship final in Croke Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Once upon a time Hill 16 inhabitants would be crammed in, bracing themselves for the Meath invasion. Those days are distant memories now and the GAA i(...)

Stephen Bray wheels away after scoring Meath’s first of five goals against the Dubs. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not just Dublin’s last defeat in the province or even just their only one in 15 years but, appropriate to its rarity value, it hit like a meteori(...)

Paul Mannion in action during the 2018 Leinster Final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On a sunny Good Friday at a table in a rooftop bar, Paul Mannion stirs his coffee and settles in to talk about whatever you want to talk about. We can(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien scores a goal in Tralee. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14 Wow. Football may be losing some appeal, Dublin may be getting richer, only the greatest rivalry ever told will never grow old(...)

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