Niall Scully

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Dublin’s Brian Howard and Eoin Murchan celebrate five in a row. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The tumult on the pitch eventually subsided and by the time Dave Brubeck sounded a mellow finale, the fact sank in that this was history. It never fee(...)

Captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire trophy after Dublin secure a historic fifth title in a row after they defeated Kerry in the senior football final replay at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 In the end, Dublin did it the way they’ve been doing it for years. They sized up Kerry, soaked up what they had to throw at t(...)

The Kerry team dejected after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 Shane Ryan In the first half Kerry retained all 10 of their kick-outs. And 13 from 13 thereafter. Ryan knew when to go short, and when he went long(...)

1. SHANE RYAN (Rathmore) @Shane_r14 Age: 23 Height: 6’2” Weight: 14st 2lbs Acquitted himself quite well. Sign-posted vulnerability on re-starts occas(...)

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(...)

Kerry’s Dara Ó Cinnéide: “We had underachieved as minors. And that hurt us so badly.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the autumn of 1997, Dara Ó Cinnéide got a letter from a friend from Co Louth who he had studied alongside at the University of Limerick (UL). It wa(...)

Dublin players warm up before the All-Ireland final replay against Mayo in 2016.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was shortly before 4pm on the first Saturday of October in 2016. The Mayo team were out on the grass in Croke Park, sauntering around like teams sa(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a shot from Kerry’s Paul Murphy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 Five-in-a-rows don’t come easy. The new empire stalled and yet the old one didn’t quite strike back. Prospects of the fabled s(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney has a penalty saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton in All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1. The penalty save David Clifford was already causing Jonny Cooper enough trouble in the first 10 minutes, should have had him for three points only(...)

Dean Rock’s late free went wide as the All-Ireland SFC Final ended in a draw. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 So there will be an All-Ireland football final on the third weekend of September after all. Dublin survived a marauding second(...)

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