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 Dublin manager Dessie Farrell and his management team look on during the game against Longford. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Longford 1-13 Dublin 3-6 The Dessie Farrell era is officially underway though victory eluded the new Dublin manager in what proved a dramatic and unc(...)

Stephen O’Brien has his goal effort  saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland final replay at Croke Park in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I definitely should have scored,” says Stephen O’Brien as he recalls his crucial goal chance in the All-Ireland final replay against Dublin. It does(...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper and captain Stephen Cluxton has yet to confirm whether he will play on for a 20th season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack McCaffrey expects Dublin goalkeeper and captain, Stephen Cluxton, to pursue his remarkable inter-county career into a 20th season. There has bee(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton fires the wnning free into the Hill 16 end with the final decisive act of the 2011 All-Ireland final against Kerry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

September 18th, 2011: Dublin 1-12 Kerry 1-11   In more sombre moments I could concede that my life may have been measured out with coffee spoon(...)

Dessie Farrell has been named as the new Dublin manager. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dessie Farrell’s appointment as Dublin manager is the apex of an involvement with the county, which stretches back over 30 years. Forty-eight last Jun(...)

Na Fianna manager Dessie Farrell will take over from Jim Gavin as Dublin boss. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin have appointed Dessie Farrell as manager of the county footballers. He succeeds Jim Gavin, who stepped down after leading the county to an hist(...)

Jim Gavin: “The conclusion I came to is what’s best for Dublin GAA, and more importantly what’s best for the players, is to hand it over and create that environment for them to grow once more.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For all the extended talk of why or when exactly Jim Gavin decided to step down as Dublin football manager, there is one detail he now made perfectly (...)

The incremental introduction of new players for six of Jim Gavin’s seven years owed nearly everything to his ability to see qualities he could develop on the senior team – and they all paid off. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/©INPHO

In one of those strangely overlapping events, it was in Jim Gavin’s first competitive weeks with Dublin that Kevin Heffernan died. One of Gavin’s most(...)

Dublin county chairman Seán Shanley has denied that Pat Gilroy (left) has been given first refusal to take over the Dublin football job after Jim Gavin’s stepping down. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Dublin county board remain intent on appointing a replacement for senior football manager Jim Gavin with the same swiftness of decision which mark(...)

Kevin McStay with Jim Gavin: The former Dublin manager joins a cast of totemic figures who fundamentally altered the fortunes of their county. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was no surprise, really, that when Jim Gavin did bow out, he slipped away unobtrusively, in the dead of winter, some two months after the five-in-a(...)

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