Rory O Carroll

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Dublin’s Bernard Brogan catches a ball over the head of Meath’s Mickey Burke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 0-21 Meath 0-11 It’s maybe symbolic of the state of expectation in the GAA Leinster football championship that a 10-point win in a semi-final (...)

Kerry’s Declan O’Sullivan lifts the Sam Maguire as Kerry retain the All-Ireland title in 2007. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I don’t really like the word hunger when it comes to football. It’s just another buzz word most of the time – before we had transition and set-ups and(...)

Dublin’s David Treacy says team are aiming for a consistent level of performance in this summer’s championship. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Nobody trusts the Dublin hurlers. Their return to championship action on Saturday night in Croke Park against a Wexford team brimming with graduates f(...)

Jonny Cooper doesn’t feel any more pressure now than when he first played for Dublin in 2012. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

The greatest trick Dublin football ever played was boring us into submission with bland quotes. It is understatement or no statement at all. Stephen(...)

There is a terrific black and white photograph of Kevin Heffernan in which the Dublin manager is walking in front of the wire-meshing where the terrac(...)

Kevin McManamon and Jim Gavin with Sam. Even their greatest sin in the eyes of many – winning lots of football games – hasn’t reached epidemic levels yet. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

What garlands can I lay at the feet of the team that has everything? Well, on the week the Leinster football championship starts, we could start by na(...)

Dublin celebrate another All-Ireland victory in front of Hill 16 last September. “My feeling is that they are beatable. They absolutely are beatable.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you chat to anyone about this year’s All-Ireland championship, sooner rather than later, the conversation turns to whether Dublin can be beaten. Th(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kieran Donaghy of Kerry. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

For many people the standout performer for Dublin during the recent four-in-a-row AFL success has been James McCarthy. At 26, the youngest of the Dubl(...)

Cian O’Sullivan ensured that Dublin did not miss Rory O’Carroll in the Allianz Football League final against Kerry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s always worthwhile not to get carried away in the heat of the moment and in the past caution was always advisable in the wake of football league f(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are on the trail of a fourth successive league win, a feat achieved only twice before in football. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The audit of the National Football League is nearly complete. It’s an unusual competition in that the evidence of a given campaign isn’t considered hu(...)

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