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Dublin’s Jonny Cooper tackles James O’Donoghue of Kerry during their All-Ireland senior football semi-final at Croke Park earlier this month. The corner back says his side didn’t lose their composure despite conceding three first-half goals in the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing any player should be revealing before an All-Ireland final is a sudden and crippling loss of confidence. Now is not the time for even t(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock: has played a total of 70 minutes across Dublin’s five games, chipping in with 10 points – all but two from play. Photograph: Inpho

They are the second wave of the tsunami, the aftershock that comes to rattle you just when you’ve seen the first one off. Wherever Mayo stand with 20 (...)

Andy Moran at the Mayo team’s press night at the Breaffy Hotel in Castlebar during the week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

MINUTES after Mayo had beaten Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final of 2006, an elated Mickey Moran recalled a conversation that he had with Andy Moran(...)

Rampaging Mayo midfielder Aidan O’Shea bursts through the tackles of Donegal’s Rory Kavanagh and Frank McGlynn during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie

The All-Ireland football quarter-finals’ status as the preferred burial site of defending champions was consolidated yesterday, as a weary Donegal wer(...)

Meath’s Graham Reilly comes under pressure from Dublin trio Cian O’Sullivan, James McCarthy and Ger Brennan during the recent Leinster football final. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ask Jim Gavin about the Cork team Dublin face tomorrow and after 962 words spoken over five minutes he mentions 20 opposing players, throwing bouquets(...)

London manager Paul Coggins is taking positives from their display in the Connacht final – despite the concession of five goals to Mayo. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Mayo

After the past few weeks nothing can faze London football manager Paul Coggins. Anyway, today’s commute over to Dublin is the easiest and most enjoyab(...)

Former Down manager Pete McGrath: “We have to ensure there’s not a repeat of this lost or semi-lost generation.” Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

For much of the past 50 years Down were the instinctive choice of most people – especially outside of the province – as the Ulster county most likely(...)

Enda Kenny: his desk is cluttered with files and yet more photos and souvenirs. It is a minimalist’s nightmare

The Minister for Transport ’n Sport watched Leaders’ Questions from the public gallery in the company of a handsome young man in a snug white s(...)

Mayo's Keith Higgins celebrates at the final whistle of last year’s semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

From a purely historical perspective it was a big deal. When Mayo defeated Dublin in the 2006 All-Ireland semi-final, it was t(...)

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