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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(...)

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(...)

If you are looking for a moment when this Kerry team grew up - when its voice broke - Killian Spillane’s goal was it. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Fifty-six minutes in. You could chronicle any minute from this beautiful, silly game but let’s settle on this one. The clock is ticking all the while (...)

Dublin fans on Hill 16 during the All-Ireland final against Kerry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1 Stephen Cluxton Some of his kick-outs a little off target, yet his two crucial saves unquestionably kept Dublin in the game, his brilliant left-han(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock scores a goal during the Super 8s victory over Roscommon at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-26 Roscommon 0-14 The Dub Nation marches on. After a fascinating duel between Cork and Tyrone in the Saturday evening curtain-raiser in Cro(...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

Stephen Cluxton leads out the Dublin team on his 100th Leinster Championship appearance, at Croke Park on Sunday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On the walk into Croke Park on Sunday, just down at the corner where the Hogan Stand meets Hill 16, two metallers stood gawping at the edifice in fron(...)

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