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Action shots from the 2018 and 2008 All-Ireland football finals. Photographs: Inpho

My advice to Tyrone fans still reeling from last Sunday’s All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin is to watch the 2008 final, it's on YouTube. It(...)

This Dublin team contains some great players, including James McCarthy (above right)  McCaffrey, Fenton and Cluxton – the greatest goalkeeper we have seen. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho cy

So where’s the problem with Gaelic football, as you see it? Was it on view last Sunday, when Dublin won their fourth All-Ireland title in a row, or (...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton should be picking up another All Star after a fine season. Photograph: Inpho

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin) Still the best around. Rory Beggan had a fine year but would Cluxton have tried that mad shot against Tyrone? No chance. (...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey celebrates with Brian Howard as his side wins a free against Galway in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park in August.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s a long time since I can remember the atmosphere in the aftermath of an All-Ireland final being like this. Dublin are so far ahead of everybody th(...)

Brian Fenton, Ciaran Kilkenny and Cormac Costello celebrate their All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Down in the tunnel, as the Dublin players bounce out of the dressing room, the annual do-see-do to get a word or two about how it all feels rolls on i(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin punish you like a hungover judge throwing out 10-stretches just to get through the morning. They are the ultimate sporting pedants. You can min(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon lifts the Sam Maguire in front of Hill 16. “Why would we not want to win an All-Ireland? Why would we not want to win six or seven?” Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kevin Heffernan, thou shouldst be living at this hour. What began as winter conversations up in 1970s Marino about how to revive the city game – how(...)

Dublin’s Cormac Costello celebrates after their victory over Tyrone to win the All-Ireland SFC for the fourth time in a row. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 1-14 History came calling for Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday with a fourth successive All-Ireland title, the county’s 28th. Tyrone(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin with Philip McMahon after the game. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Jim Gavin gives very little away in his dealings with the media, but it was maybe his shortest-ever answer that best summed up Dublin’s dominance in c(...)

Dublin fans celebrate as their team defeat Tyrone at Croke Park to make it four All-Irelands in a row.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These – right now – are the rare auld times. On a gorgeous afternoon in Croke Park, the Dublin football team swept to their fourth All-Ireland footba(...)

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