Dick Clerkin - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DICK CLERKIN: The peaks in a summer of troughs

So there we have it, another season finishes with Dublin as All-Ireland champions...


DICK CLERKIN: Closing the deal

Sunday’s All-Ireland final may remain in the balance until the closing moments. And if it does, Dublin have the perfect tag-team of closers.


DICK CLERKIN: Winding down after the pain and gain

Under lights last Friday, the curtain fell on our club championship campaign. We lost by the minimum in what was a replay after an extra-time thriller the previous weekend.

Dublin keeper Stephen Cluxton is tackledby Mayo's Aidan O'Shea during last week'sAll-Ireland SFC semi-final in Croke Park.

DICK CLERKIN: Hitting back on behalf of the imperfect wonder that is the Championship

It would be easy to jump on the negativity bandwagon and take a pop at any one of the easy pickings in the aftermath of the drawn All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Mayo.