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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(...)

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(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry to make it five in a row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The flares went off behind the Hill and someone put Thin Lizzy on the house gramophone player and Dublin city swooned. So this was what Gaelic Footbal(...)

Captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire trophy after Dublin secure a historic fifth title in a row after they defeated Kerry in the senior football final replay at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 In the end, Dublin did it the way they’ve been doing it for years. They sized up Kerry, soaked up what they had to throw at t(...)

The Kerry team dejected after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 Shane Ryan In the first half Kerry retained all 10 of their kick-outs. And 13 from 13 thereafter. Ryan knew when to go short, and when he went long(...)

The Kerry players watch Dublin collect the Sam Maguire at Croke Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It takes about 20 minutes before Peter Keane walks into the media room under the Hogan Stand. This is all part of All-Ireland final tradition, the los(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton leads his team in the pre-match parade two weeks ago. Photograph:  Inpho/Morgan Treacy

1. STEPHEN CLUXTON (Parnells) Age: 37 Height 6’ 1” Weight: 12st 8lbs Faced by at times kamikaze pressing, he still managed to find kick-out targ(...)

The Top of Coom bar in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry. It is Ireland’s highest pub at 1,045ft above sea level.

We were leaving Kenmare on Monday evening after a suitably ringed weekend and debating the best way back into Killarney. There is no such thing as the(...)

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