Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan scores a goal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Kerry people don’t often surprise me but the few days since the Dublin game have been eye opening, let’s put it that way. I wouldn’t say there’s sudde(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

Dublin’s Eoin Murchan and Shane Carey of Monaghan clash during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at Croke Park on Saturday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Monaghan 1-15 Another Saturday night in Croker, another last-kick draw. This time, Dublin were the equalisers rather than the equalised, (...)

 Dublin’s James McCarthy with Karl O’Connell and Dessie Ward of Monaghan. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Monaghan 1-15 Another Saturday night in Croker, another last-kick draw. This time, Dublin were the equalisers rather than the equalised,(...)

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(...)

Hurler of the Year Séamus Callanan, left, of Tipperary and PwC GAA GPA Footballer of the Year Stephen Cluxton of Dublin with their awards at the PwC All-Stars 2019 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton admitted that he was unsure if he would continue to play on after he was named the Footballer of the Year on Friday nig(...)

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(...)

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