Niall Scully

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Brian Fenton in action against  Donegal’s  Daire Ó Baoill at Croke Park last year. Fenton is among a senior cohort of Dublin players who have started every league game. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ordinarily, you wouldn’t be getting too excited about a weekend of league semi-finals. There have been years when teams would do a heavy block of tra(...)

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(...)

Roscommon’s Eddie Nolan is surrounded by Dublin players during his side’s Division 1 defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Roscommon 0-16 A new season and the All-Ireland champions remain light years ahead. In the 74th minute, Cormac Costello elected to fire h(...)

Niall Scully in action during the 2017 Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup match against UCD at Parnell Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Players make great teams but great teams also make players. Niall Scully staked his claim for a Dublin place four years ago now after graduating best (...)

Dublin and Mayo players battle for the ball in the All-Ireland SFC final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15 In the chill of midwinter, the strangeness of the season intensified by the emptiness of the stadium, Dublin’s footballers exte(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan scoring his side’s second goal at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The throw-in Accelerating from zero to 60 in 13 seconds, Dublin get the dream start that only Mayo themselves could have dreamed about. Aidan O’Shea (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan has his shot blocked by Diarmuid O’Connor of Mayo during the All-Ireland SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What now? Dublin and Mayo served up a riveting All-Ireland final for three-quarters of the contest. It was 2-9 to 0-14 at the final water break, 55 m(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire trophy after the victory over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15 Leave Santa’s sleigh up on its blocks, tell the elves they’re furloughed. Dublin were in no mood for fairytales here as they co(...)

1. Stephen Cluxton Club: Parnells Age: 39 Height: 6’1” Weight: 12st 8lbs Occupation: Teacher One of the greatest players of all time. His appetite s(...)

Brian Fenton wins a high ball during the semi-final victory over Cavan. He has all the attributes of a top midfielder  But it’s his decision-making and innate  footballing ability which are key assets for Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When you watch Brian Fenton, you’d be wrong to just watch Brian Fenton. He looked unplayable at times against Cavan on Saturday night, the complete mi(...)

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