Cormac Costello

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Dublin’s Niall Scully made his mark in the O’Byrne Cup competition. He is cool and clever in his use of possession, hardworking and with pace to burn. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bragging rights and silverware aside, when the 2017 season is done with, the national football league will be looked back on in terms of the fresh tal(...)

Eric Lowndes gets away from Kerry’s Adrian Spillane in Tralee. Dublin emerged from a feral atmosphere with their record intact. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Maybe the Wild West provides the most appropriate imagery to describe what life is like for the Dublin footballers: a gunfight every weekend or so aga(...)

Dublin players go through their warm-up routine before the league match against Mayo at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

It would be misleading to describe this as a “streak”. The term is too flashy and volatile and to capture what has been a gold-standard two years of u(...)

1.March 7th, 2015 Dublin 1-9 Tyrone 0-12 Allianz Football League, Croke Park Who truly saw the journey ahead? Dublin’s unbeaten sequence go(...)

Bernard Brogan scores a goal against Monaghan. Of the 21 games under Jim Gavin that have been close, Dublin have  won 11, drawn six and lost four. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With 10 minutes to go in the 2015 Allianz Football League semi-final against Dublin, Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan jogged up to take a pot at a long(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Tyrone’s Mark Donnelly in action in a league match in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Allianz League preview: Dublin v Tyrone Venue: Croke Park, Saturday, 7pm TV: eir Sport 1 Even on a teeth-chattering night in February, this fixture p(...)

To deepen the gloom around Leinster, experimental Dublin convincingly won last Sunday’s final against a reasonably well-stacked Louth side. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such has been the rumbling despair about the Dublin footballers’ current years of plenty that the hype can hardly intensify too much despite the dawni(...)

UCC’s Lawrence Bastible challenges DCU St Patrick’s  Cormac Costello during the Sigerson Cup first round clash. Photogragh: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

UCC recorded a facile 3-24 to 0-10 over DCU-St Patrick’s in the Sigerson Cup first round at the DCU Sportsgrounds on Tuesday. Spillane brothers Adria(...)

The big achievement of the year belongs to All-Ireland champions Dublin. Jim Gavin’s team managed to go through the entire season of league and championship unbeaten. Photograph: Inpho

It’s hard to categorise years until there’s a decent filter of hindsight but in its dying days 2016 has the feel of an ante-room. It’s not that nothin(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Ciaran Kilkenny after the after the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. You can’t always say that every year but when a team goes back-to-back, it’s fairly straight-forward. And when they(...)

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