Paddy Andrews

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Dublin’s James McCarthy, Rory O’Carroll and Philly McMahon tackle Kieran Donaghy of Kerry during yesterday’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For a long time, this game was talking out of both sides of its mouth. You had a hunch that Dublin had more about them but the scoreboard kept telling(...)

 Kieran Donaghy appeals for a penalty after a clear drag down by Rory O’Carroll. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Some All-Ireland finals are the complete football spectacles, and this wasn’t one of them. Conditions didn’t help and the game struggled to come al(...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper tries to shoot despite the attentions of  James McCarthy and Philly McMahon of Dublin  during the All-Ireland SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 0-12 Kerry 0-9 Croke Park surfed the blue wave, as Dublin celebrated an All-Ireland victory as sweet as it was unsightly. Undermined b(...)

Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé in action in the Munster final against Cork. “Physically, I feel great, so I’ll just keep going as long as I feel I can,” he says. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every great dynasty comes to an end, and in the modern era of Gaelic football, none have come greater than the Ó Sés from West Kerry. One uncle, th(...)

Barry Cahill in action during Dublin’s 2011 All-Ireland final triumph against Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

When Dublin last met Kerry in an All-Ireland final four years ago Barry Cahill was playing. One of a half-forward line, with Paul Flynn and then capta(...)

Dublin had a detailed game plan to cope with Aidan O’Shea, with Mayo setting up how Jim Gavin expected. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Whenever this Mayo team lose a big championship game now, it is impossible not to feel sympathy for them. For a second consecutive summer, they have c(...)

Mayo’s Séamus O’Shea is shown a black card, an incident that came back to haunt Mayo as Michael Darragh Macauley joined Brian Fenton and began to dominate. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Should we have ever doubted them? We found out a lot on Saturday, one of which is that Dublin – even with two All-Ireland titles since 2011 – still ha(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Dublin’s Philly McMahon scoring his side’s second goal in Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the last players to leave the field on Saturday evening was Keith Higgins of Mayo. The Ballyhaunis natural is 30 years old and still has future(...)

Jim Gavin: the Dublin manager does not believe that Diarmuid Connolly’s appeal process was in any way distracting.  Photograph: Dublin

At least that ends the debate about not being tested. Practically everything about this Dublin football team was tested in the two games it took to be(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scoring his side’s third goal in Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Gathering dust in future record books, this All-Ireland semi-final might look predictable: Mayo again coming up short(...)

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