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It is commonplace to see Jim Gavin mentioned together with Stephen Cluxton (pictured) and county CEO John Costello as the most influential people in the quest that was completed last Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The five-in-a-row done, what is Dublin’s place in history? The obvious answer is that this will be up to others to judge. From here on ground zero, th(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

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(...)

Brian Fenton, Ciaran Kilkenny and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

News comes this hairy Monday morning of a last-minute change to the GAA’s proposals around a tiered football championship. After looking at it every w(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

 Jack McCaffrey celebrates after the game. Photograph: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Jack McCaffrey takes a big comfy seat in the lounge of the Gibson Hotel and lets another one sink in, sip after delicious sip. Every player who wins a(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper shows his emotion at the final whistle of the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s getting on for half-nine on Saturday night and down under the Hogan Stand, giddy Dubs are skipping by, hunting for porter. Jack McCaffrey and Dia(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton challenge for the ball with Kerry’s  David Moran during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 As if to honour the occasion, Dublin completed their five-in-a-row ascent on history with the county’s best display in an All-(...)

Dublin 0-1 Kerry 0-0 (1’) Over the drawn and replayed finals Dublin won three of the four throw-ins at the start of each half. All were scrambled con(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin celebrates the victory over Kerry  with Jack McCaffrey. Photograph: Tom Honan

All Sams gathered, all worlds conquered, Jim Gavin came into the Dublin press conference in, well, not expansive humour exactly but something approach(...)

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