Stephen Bray wheels away after scoring Meath’s first of five goals against the Dubs. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not just Dublin’s last defeat in the province or even just their only one in 15 years but, appropriate to its rarity value, it hit like a meteori(...)

Dublin’s Paddy Small celebrates a goal with Brian Fenton. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 5-21 Louth 0-10 Louth were the last county to defeat Dublin in the pre-Heffernan era, all of 46 years ago but the march of time has expanded t(...)

Clare’s John Conlon: “If he is just out for the four weeks and back then, that could really stand to John for the summer because he got a nice bit of league time under his belt and looked very sharp,” said Daly. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Anthony Daly hits his stride quickly. After a quick, self-deprecating ‘what do you want to talk to me for?’ he settles into hurling talk, from the spe(...)

The Dublin team during the National Anthem  before their league encounter with Kerry. There is  the suspicion whereas Dublin are tipping along nicely that their main rivals are slipping slightly. Photograph: Inpho

Most late, working nights in Croke Park are bathed in the remains of the summer daylight but a 4pm throw-in in early March wouldn’t come into that cat(...)

Pat Gilroy: saw Dublin swept aside by a rampant Kerry in 2009 quarter-final but within two years led his county to victory over Kerry in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In retrospect it all appeared a bit daft, like people fleeing through the streets because they thought the radio performance by Orson Welles and the M(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin during the Allianz Football League Division One  semi-final against Monaghan at  Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

After a stop-start campaign Dublin find themselves just one match from an unprecedented – for the county – third successive League title. Manager Jim(...)

While Bernard Brogan is unlikely to start against Mayo in tomorrow’s Division One game at Croke Park, Dublin manager Jim Gavin expects the fit again full forward to feature at some stage. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bit by bit, Dublin’s best side is starting to become available to Jim Gavin, who yesterday raised the prospect of Bernard Brogan facing Mayo on(...)