Jonny Cooper

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Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly shooting for a point  late in the All–Ireland final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the All-Ireland football final Dublin fans were treated with a sight that looked like a throwback. Perched just outside Kerry’s 45m line and d(...)

Stephen Cluxton makes a stunning save to deny Kerry’s Paul Murphy a goal. It was another game where I came away nearly in awe of Dublin’s goalkeeper.  I honestly think he’s still underrated by people. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We’ll get to Sunday’s game in a small bit but first I want to start with the replay. Specifically, the timing of it, on Saturday night next week. Once(...)

Kerry’s impressive Jack O’Shea in action against Brian Fenton who was a subdued figure for once for Dublin in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On-screen entertainment gives us a choice of lessons from Sunday’s unrelenting All-Ireland. One is the western genre of the tracker, inscrutably exa(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a shot from Kerry’s Paul Murphy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 Five-in-a-rows don’t come easy. The new empire stalled and yet the old one didn’t quite strike back. Prospects of the fabled s(...)

Jonny Cooper fouls David Clifford before being sent off during Dublin’s All-Ireland final draw with Kerry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the suspicions that travelled with Dublin through their unbeatable years was that they didn’t fancy dealing with the high, dropping ball into S(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves from Paul Murphy of Kerry during the  All-Ireland senior football final  at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

History will have to take a number and get in line. If there’s a five-in-a-row in Dublin, they’ll need to wait another fortnight to gather it in. All (...)

Dublin manager shakes Jonny Cooper’s hand after he was shown a red card in the All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They say destiny is knowing something about yourself that no one else does. Jim Gavin didn’t seem to know whether it was faith or fate which meant thi(...)

Kerry and Dublin fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The lava flows on. After the hype and the forecasts and the thousands of old Kerry and Dublin yarns, the old rivals got together to produce an All-Ire(...)

Still friends: Dublin and Kerry fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hearts faltered and we lost all semblance of sense and reason, but no dreams were harmed in the making of this All-Ireland epic. As supporters reeled(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney has a penalty saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton in All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1. The penalty save David Clifford was already causing Jonny Cooper enough trouble in the first 10 minutes, should have had him for three points only(...)

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