Niall Scully

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Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton watches on during the 2017 Leinster SFC semi-final against  Westmeath at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

If and when he eventually hangs it up, Stephen Cluxton will retire with not just one of the great Gaelic football careers but one without many peers a(...)

Jack McCaffrey celebrates Dublin’s 2019 All-Ireland final replay win over Kerry. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

It’s difficult to think of a single player other than Jack McCaffrey whose withdrawal so significantly handicaps Dublin. Of course the one who’s not t(...)

Seán Hanley (left) and his Scoil Bhríde team-mates celebrate defeating Lios na nÓg in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

I’ve been blessed down the years. Spoiled rotten. So many big games in Croker. As a 12-year-old, I was there when Séamus Darby scored arguably the mo(...)

Conor Meyler and James McCarthy during Tyrone’s win over Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin midfielder Brian Howard has brushed aside the suggestion there may be further repercussions from the half-time disturbance that suddenly whippe(...)

Tyrone’s Rory Brennan with Dublin’s Kevin McManamon in their Allianz Football League Division 1 game at Healy Park, Omagh on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Be careful what you vote for. The game of hurling may be of intangible cultural heritage and entirely without cynicism, but, after a tempest of a week(...)

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,(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford kicks a point to level the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-19 Kerry 1-19 Long may they dance, these two. Dublin and Kerry tangled and tangoed into the night in the first league game of the year, endi(...)

Dessie Farrell has been named as the new Dublin manager. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dessie Farrell’s appointment as Dublin manager is the apex of an involvement with the county, which stretches back over 30 years. Forty-eight last Jun(...)

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(...)

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