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Dublin manager Jim Gavin with his children Yasmin and Jude after the 2013 final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

2013: Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-14 Jim Gavin, his first season as manager after Pat Gilroy, just about gets Dublin over the line, forced to leave on a clear(...)

Thomas Davis celebrate their win over Kilmacud Crokes. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Hands up. Who in all honesty saw that one coming? The Invincibles beaten. Not only that, but out-muscled and out-played and very firmly put in their p(...)

Dublin fans during homecoming celebration marking the historic ‘five-in-a-row’ victory of the men’s team and the ‘three-in-a-row victory’ for the women in Merrion Square. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The sun shone on the Dublin men’s and women’s footballers for their joint triumphant homecoming. After a morning of heavy rain, the day cleared up su(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin celebrates after the All-Ireland final with Ciaran Kilkenny. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

He’s just touched the ground from JFK and the last thing Ciarán Kilkenny is thinking about is any Dublin football retirements. Not when winning that r(...)

From left, former hurlers Nicky English, Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton, and Conor Hayes and former footballers Colm O’Rourke, Larry Thompkins and Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran at Croke Park yesterday where they were inducted into the GAA Museum’s Hall of Fame. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

In the wake of Dublin’s five-in-a-row success, their 29th All-Ireland win, former Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice looked to the bigger, and slightly(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly shoots wide late on against Kerry. Sunday’s was  the first of seven finals under Jim Gavin that no Dublin substitute scored in. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jim Gavin has required inspiration over the years, he has typically only needed to look over his shoulder to his star-studded Dublin bench. In h(...)

Paddy Andrews celebrates with the Delaney Cup following Dublin’s victory over Meath in the Leinster final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paddy Andrews grimly refers to it now as jaw-gate. Five months on from having his jaw smashed by the point of Niall Morgan’s shoulder, he’s even foun(...)

Diarmuid Connolly on his return to action for Dublin in Omagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 0-13 Dublin 1-16 A dispatch from through the looking glass. With 23 minutes gone in this nothing game, this unmatch, Dublin goalkeeper Even Co(...)

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(...)

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