Rory O Carroll

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Jonny Cooper leads Dublin into action against Laois in the Leinster final. “Teams are trying to play to their own advantages the best they can and ultimately get a result.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Be the king of small things. Be unrivalled. That’s the Jonny Cooper motto (on twitter) and if it was up to him there would be no need for protection f(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Johnny Heaney of Galway in action at  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin keep regenerating like a city in boomtime. Block by block, hood by hood, Jim Gavin and his backroom team are constantly refreshing and recyclin(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey celebrates with Brian Howard during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Continuity Dublin’s Eoin Murchan, Jack McCaffrey and Brian Howard put the pressure on Galway’s Seán Armstrong during the All-Ireland SFC se(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran was named as the 2017 Footballer of the Year. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It wouldn’t be the All Stars without a bit of a snub hubbub. Stephen Cluxton’s omission from the football selection seemed to be the main talking poin(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 David Clarke (Mayo) Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke attempts to block Kerry’s Paul Geaney during the All-Ireland semi-final replay at Croke (...)

The Sam Maguire at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin where All Ireland winners Colm Basquel and Michael Fitzsimons joined Br Kevin Crowley and guests to celebrate Dublin’s three in a row. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Br Kevin Crowley has long been admired for his charity but it was the Cork man’s extraordinary faith that shone through on Thursday as the Sam Maguire(...)

You can be certain Jim Gavin has an idea of where he wants to go and who he wants to use already when his main men like Cluxton, O’Sullivan and Connolly finally move on. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The list of genuine insights rationed out by Jim Gavin for public consumption is notoriously and deliberately a short one. We are used it by now and h(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin watches his team take on the Dubs Blue Stars earlier this year. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin has agreed to a two year extension to his term with the All-Ireland champions. Gavin, who works as a pilot w(...)

Dublin players go through their warm-up routine before the league match against Mayo at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

It would be misleading to describe this as a “streak”. The term is too flashy and volatile and to capture what has been a gold-standard two years of u(...)

The big achievement of the year belongs to All-Ireland champions Dublin. Jim Gavin’s team managed to go through the entire season of league and championship unbeaten. Photograph: Inpho

It’s hard to categorise years until there’s a decent filter of hindsight but in its dying days 2016 has the feel of an ante-room. It’s not that nothin(...)

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