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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’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(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry to make it five in a row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The flares went off behind the Hill and someone put Thin Lizzy on the house gramophone player and Dublin city swooned. So this was what Gaelic Footbal(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly shooting for a point  late in the All–Ireland final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the All-Ireland football final Dublin fans were treated with a sight that looked like a throwback. Perched just outside Kerry’s 45m line and d(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan celebrates one of his two goals against Mayo in the semi-final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Thursday before my last All-Ireland final in 2009, I was walking down the street in Tralee when I ran into the Bomber Liston. Now, most people kn(...)

David Moran: without a a huge performance from their inspirational midfielder Kerry will not win the All-Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The countdown is gathering pace now and the heartbeat quickens. This will be a memorable week in two counties that have given the GAA its emblematic (...)

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(...)

Rob Hennelly is back in the Mayo team. Photograph: Inpho

Robert Hennelly has been named in goal for Mayo’s final Super 8s clash with Donegal on Saturday evening. Hennelly replaces the injured David Clarke f(...)

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 Brian Howard holding aloft the  Delaney Cup after victory over Meath in the Leinster Championship final in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And the 2019 award for disingenuous waffling goes to….Leinster Council chairman Jim Bolger, calling on the sodden crowd at the end to put their hands (...)

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