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This weekend’s action gets underway at MacHale Park, Castlebar,  as Mayo host Down at 2pm. File photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Saturday Division One North Tyrone v Donegal, Healy Park, 5.0 (Live, TG4) - Two counties sick of the sight of each other, you’d imagine. It will be T(...)

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 (...)

 Jack O’Shea, matter-of-factly let his retirement from a career that earned seven All-Irelands drop in the dressingroom after Clare’s monumental Munster title win in 1992. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

I shall be as delicate as possible in recalling this in order to preserve anonymity. An irascible boss arrives at a promotional event to find that it (...)

Paul Mannion in action for Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Cavan at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paul Mannion has become the latest Dublin footballer to withdraw from the county panel, indicating that he will not be available for this year’s inter(...)

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 (...)

Dean Rock scores his side’s first goal after 13 seconds. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Towards the end, as Dublin started taking kickout marks for the first time all night and swishing points at will, James Horan had no aces left to play(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Robbie McDaid celebrates scoring a goal in the All-Ireland semi-final win over Cavan at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last thing Dessie Farrell can be accused of is favouritism when it comes to Robbie McDaid, arguably Dublin’s big new find of 2020, not when his br(...)

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