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Brian Fenton – On The Brink Of Untouchable

The midfielder is the most iconic position in all of Gaelic football but who is the best to ever play it? There are a tonne of legends out there – Darragh Ó’Sé, Anthony Tohill, Jack O’Shea and Brian Mullins to name just a few among the many. It’s an impossible question to answer and one that can hardly be measured …

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Ciarán Kilkenny Not Dwelling On Gavin-Spillane Controversy, Focusing On Kildare

Dublin footballer Ciarán Kilkenny is confident that the All-Ireland champions have the strength-in-depth to cope with the loss of the suspended Diarmuid Connolly. Speaking as Sure launched their second season as the GAA’s official stats partners, Kilkenny spoke about the intense competition for places in Jim Gavin’s side, who hammered Westmeath by a mammoth 31 points in last Sunday’s Leinster semi-final. …

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Cian O’Sullivan On Why Dublin Losing To Kerry Was A Good Thing


Dublin defender Cian O’Sullivan has admitted his side have taken great positives from losing the Allianz National Football League final earlier this month to Kerry.  The centre-back has stated that talk surrounding the Dubs’ historic unbeaten run in the build-up to the clash with the Kingdom did become a distraction. Now that the 36-game undefeated streak has come to an …

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Opinion: It’s Back To The Drawing Board But Mayo Will Come Again

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo's Andy Moran with his daughter Charlotte at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When you go balls out in the business of predicting football matches, you really have to leave them hanging. In the almost fortnight between the drawn All-Ireland final replay, various pundits flip-flopped between Mayo and Dublin. You may recall that I penned a piece immediately after Dublin’s victory over Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final, predicting that you could take it …

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Opinion: Mayo Need More From O’Shea If They’re To Upset The Dubs

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/9/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's Cian O’Sullivan with Aidan O'Shea of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Approximately 14 months ago Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea was widely spoken as the best player in the country. When playing Dublin in the first semi-final last year, the Dubs essentially double marked him with two All Stars, such was his reputation at the time. Since then his performances have been terribly underwhelming for the most part and if Mayo are to have …

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Gavin And Dublin Ready To Etch Their Names Into The History Books

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine OÕSullivan

Jim Gavin has been busy swatting away the inevitable ‘Heffo’ comparisons in recent times. The late, great Kevin Heffernan presided over three All-Ireland wins during two separate terms in charge of Dublin in 1974, 1976 and 1983. He surprisingly stepped aside before Dublin launched a successful defence of their title in 1977, presided over by player-manager Tony Hanahoe. But Heffo …

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Opinion: Humility A Virtue For Patient Dubs

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

“Did you order the Code Red? Did you order the Code Red?” Most of us that were around in the nineties remember the key courtroom scene of the blockbuster film A Few Good Men. In it, Tom Cruise’s rookie lawyer taunts the belligerent Naval base commander played with simmering menace by Jack Nicholson, trying to get him to break and …

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Opinion: It Is Too Easy To Criticise Dublin

Another victory and the same words begin to echo around the country. The Dubs are invincible, nobody can beat them, they have an unfair advantage over other counties and so on. But all of these are turning into lazy statements. Before we commence, let’s point out that this writer is not a Dub. In fact, he has a dislike for …

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5 Young Dublin Footballers To Watch Out For This Year

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 20: The Sun falls behind the stand during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at Croke Park (the GAA headquarters) on March 20, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Following the Sky Blues’ sensational 2015 campaign, one might have thought that there wouldn’t be much room for a breakthrough from any of the young Dubs. However, if this league season is anything to go by, then the summer’s championship will be a mouth-watering prospect for Dublin supporters. When looking at the starting lineup from last year’s All-Ireland final victory …

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The 2015 Football All Stars & Player Of The Year Have Been Announced

Unsurprisingly it was Dublin who picked up the most accolades at this year’s GAA/GPA All Star awards ceremony.  The Dubs’ Jack McCaffrey also won the coveted Player of the Year award for his commanding displays throughout the 2015 championship. The Young Player of the Year award went to Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor while teammates Lee Keegan and Aidan O’Shea are represented in the …

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Watch: Sky Sports Just Made A Major Blunder While Reporting On GAA POTY Nominees

Although most spectators outside of Ireland are still only getting used to regularly seeing GAA on Sky Sports, you’d assume most of the presenters of Sky Sports News would already know offhand that Dublin play in the All-Ireland Championship. Unfortunately, presenter Mike Wedderburn made a regrettable mistake on Thursday morning, calling the Dubs the “All-England football champions” live on TV. Former Dublin …

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Dublin Dominate The 2015 All Star Football Nominations

Unsurprisingly, All-Ireland champions Dublin dominate this year’s 45-player All Star nominations. Eleven of the Dubs’ players feature while All-Ireland final opponents Kerry have received eight nominations, and unlike Dublin, the Kingdom’s are spread right through the field, from the goalkeeper all the way to the forwards. Tyrone and Mayo, who competed at the business end of the competition, receive a …

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