Monday 16 September 2019

Decades Of The Dubs: The Herald's award-winning three-part series goes online this Monday

Tony Considine

When Kevin Heffernan started a revolution in Dublin football few would have thought its waves would still be felt over 60 years on.

Ebbing from good times to bad times and back again, the story of Dublin GAA over those years reflects the story of the city itself.

We’ll look at the great man's 50s and 60s playing heyday through his reshaping of the Gaelic football map in the 70s and onto his final Sam Maguire in 1983.

We’ll remember the elation and heartache as his disciples attempted to follow in his footsteps before Dr. Pat O’Neill finally broke through in 1995.

And we’ll look at the barren years of the in-betweeners until Stephen Cluxton’s 2011 kick ushered in a new era of success for Pat Gilroy and Jim Gavin that has brought us to the brink of an unprecedented five-in-a-row. 

Featuring interviews with the players and stories from the games that were who won and lost, the first of The Herald’s award-winning Decades of the Dubs series will be online next Monday on

Issue two will follow on Wednesday before issue three on Friday as excitement builds for the drive-for five.

And after the final, watch out for three more new issues free in print with The Herald and online on

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