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 Galway’s Damien Comer takes on Dublin’s David Byrne. Dublin’s plan for Comer was a man-marker on the edge of the square and a sweeper patrolling the arc in front of him. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Damien Comer plays football like somebody dared him not to. In another life, he’d have heard John L Sullivan belly up to the bar declaring he’d lick a(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer keeps a tight rein on Dublin’s Philly McMahon during the Allianz Football League Division One  Final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 0-18 Galway 0-14 The bare bones of it were that Dublin made it five Allianz Football League titles out of six years of reaching the final unde(...)

Galway  obviously got under Dublin’s skin in the final league game at Salthill,  sufficiently so for it to turn into a wrestling match down the stretch. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

When the 2014 league came down to its final four, Dublin were left with a path to the title that was going to involve some debt collecting, if they w(...)

Ryan Wylie of Monaghan attempts to block Dublin’s Philly McMahon during the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 2-12 This is the only foolproof way to beat Dublin – score the go-ahead point as the clock ticks past the last minute of injury-(...)

The Na Fianna clubhouse in Glasnevin, Dublin. “I’ve seen Na Fianna grow from a small almost rural club on the outskirts of the city centre in the 1960s to being one of the largest GAA clubs in the country with surging numbers”

The GAA is concerned about the disruption to Dublin’s GAA community due to plans to requisition Na Fianna’s pitches in Glasnevin as part of the Metro (...)

A scuffle breaks out on the pitch between Galway and Dublin players. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Galway 0-13 Dublin 0-13 A flavour of ‘83 about this wild and wildly entertaining league contest between the two teams who will, after everything, con(...)

Tempers flare during the Dublin v Kerry Division One clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Kerry 0-11 Long before the end Kerry had settled for a learning experience: not the modern, holistic, child-centred type of education but(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly is unable to keep out Paul Mannion’s early goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Dublin 2-10 If ever you saw a four-point hiding, this was it. Dublin stretched their record against Mayo under Jim Gavin to 10 wins from 13(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh McAuley gets past the challenge of Cian O’Donoghue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Kildare 2-10 A new year, the same old story. Dublin still haven’t lost a league opener under Jim Gavin and in this, his sixth season in c(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy: he has been  nominated for the Footballer of the Year award. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The release of the nominations’ list for this year’s PwC football All-Stars reflects Dublin’s historic achievement of a first All-Ireland football thr(...)

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