Jonny Cooper

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Dublin’s Philly McMahon celebrates at the final whistle after the All-Ireland final replay victory over Mayo. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Such is the growing dislike for the black card in football that players are now questioning why they commit to the game in the first place – says stra(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly fires his penalty past Mayo goalkeeper  David Clarke during the All-Ireland SFC Replay against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Behold the Invincibles. The Rising centenary has been marked by the city football team. Dublin started and finished the year as All-Ireland football c(...)

Referee Maurice Deegan black cards Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photo: James Crombi/Inpho

1: Robert Hennelly is straightaway walking on thin ice: Come throw-in, the dogs on Jones’ Road knew Mayo were swapping goalkeepers, Hennelly starting(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton chases  Donal Vaughan in the drawn All-Ireland final. Dublin’s reliance on young players such as  Fenton, Small and Kilkenny was evident two weeks ago.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin were creaking, anyone could see it. There were 53 minutes gone when Andy Moran’s snapshot at the Canal End found the netting behind the crossba(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly: “Connolly is a frightening proposition and the way Lee coped with him was impressive.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sunday’s All-Ireland final will be spoken about for many years because all of us in Croke Park left the stadium wondering if we could believe – or tr(...)

Stephen Cluxton fails to stop Paul Geaney scoring a goal for Kerry. Cluxton is Dublin’s strongest link and if you break that, there’s a chance the whole thing goes to pieces. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s an odd kind of All-Ireland week. Nearly every conversation I have about the game goes the same way. We spend 90 per cent of it coming up with way(...)

2015 footballer of the year Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I ran into Jack McCaffrey at Electric Picnic. It was just inside the Heineken Sound Atlas stage, or somewhere around there, and I said a quick hello, (...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin will expect his team to continue their winning ways against the Kingdom. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry v Dublin - Croke Park, 3.30 Live RTÉ 1, Sky Sports 5 Somewhere along the way, we’re going to have to apply some science to this thing. So far(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea: If you’re a Mayo player this week, you have to be getting into the state of mind that says these Tyrone lads are going to be put in their place. Photograph: inpho

These are the weekends that players come into their own. We talk about every game as if it’s a big game but the honest truth of it is that all players(...)

James McCarthy: his absence would weaken a Dublin defence already without Rory O’Carroll and Jack McCaffrey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Barry Cahill expects a tactically astute Donegal performance, complete with one or two innovative gambits, when they face All-Ireland champions Dubli(...)

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