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Dublin goalkeeper Andy Bunyan  saves a penalty from Meath’s Thomas O’Reilly during the shootout in the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup semi-final at Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Meath 1-12 ( Dublin win 3-1 on penalties) If Dublin make history as five-in-a-row All-Ireland winners this year, Paul Clarke probably won(...)

Meath goalkeeper Barry Dardis misses the last kick of the penalty shoot-out. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Meath 1-12 (Dublin win 3-1 on penalties) Old rivalries never die and even in the O’Byrne Cup, on a windswept evening in January, Dublin s(...)

Eamon Donoghue of The Underdogs gets in a block on Dublin’s Robbie Gaughan during the game  at Parnell Park. Photograph courtesy of Fingallians GAA.

Our Underdogs journey had a disappointing finale last Friday night in Parnell Park, as we took a heavy beating against the All-Ireland champions. Des(...)

Eamon Donoghue of The Underdogs challenges for the ball with Darren Gavin of Dublin during a challenge match at Parnell Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Every dog has its day, but it wasn’t to be for the TG4 Underdogs, who came up against a powerful Dublin side under floodlights last night as reality T(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: “He has that capacity to see in a guy particular qualities and they very rarely disappoint. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Jim Gavin started out in his first championship with the Dublin seniors just over five years ago, he used 20 players against Westmeath. For one r(...)

Anthony Molloy of Donegal is tackled by Dublin’s Paul Bealin  in  the 1992   All-Ireland  final. Photograph: Inpho

A lot has happened since the first weekend of April in 1992. Croke Park has been entirely redeveloped, the last of the GAA bans was struck down, and t(...)

Jim Gavin: was used in his playing days to curbing his own natural game in order to service the greater  needs of the Dublin team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was much in retrospect that looks obvious about Jim Gavin’s playing days when tracing his development into the most successful Dublin football m(...)

 DIT manager Billy O’Loughlin’s side proved too strong for an outclassed IT Tralee. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

IT Tralee 1-7 DIT 2-17 A two-goal salvo just before half time by wing back Enda Flanagan from Cavan ended this one-sided Sigerson Cup quarter-final (...)

Paul Clarke: took over managerial duties for Dublin in Jim Gavin’s absence during the O’Byrne Cup games. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin’s immediate exit from this season’s O’Byrne Cup has underlined the remarkable nature of last year’s success in the pre-season tournament. With(...)

Dean Rock: “I think we timed our run a lot better this year [than in 2016].” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jim Gavin may not have had Colm O’Rourke’s advice strictly in mind regarding last season’s football league, but he was certainly thinking along the sa(...)

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