Let us guide you through the championship action with the opinions and analysis of some of the greatest players, coaches and thought leaders in the game.
It wasn't the best of finals but Donegal are deserving champions after achieving a high level of consistency all year
by Ciarán Whelan
Joe Canning paid Kilkenny a backhanded compliment but we're used to seeing these types of comments twisted to make a story
Jim Gavin has the experience and the knowledge of Dublin's young players to restore them to the top of the pile
Mayo were magnificent at times on Sunday but have work to do before the final having to solve what happened for 20 minutes when they went missing
Donegal proved on Sunday that they are now the best team in the country and go into the All-Ireland final in the unusual position as hot favourites
The GAA is right to make grounds available for a World Cup bid but there needs to be investment not just in those grounds but in sport in general
The intensity of training games on a Saturday morning can be far more effective in giving a squad the edge than less competitive challenge matches
Donegal's incredible strength, fitness and physique means they will take some stopping as they bid to win a first All-Ireland in 20 years
Dublin look to have an easy run to the All-Ireland final but they haven't been tested yet as Kerry and Donegal set for mammoth clash
Donegal and Kerry were the teams of the weekend as the latter made Joe Brolly's verdict on them look very silly
It was a scrappy Connacht final but it's ideal for Mayo that they move on undefeated and knowing what aspects of their game they need to work on
The GAA should have had the foresight to double up the Clare hurlers and footballers as Cork claim Munster title in a drab final
Pat Gilroy will be disappointed with aspects of Dublin's performance but will also appreciate less hype and expectation surrounding his team
Mayo's destruction of Leitrim highlights the need for the GAA to be imaginative in coming up with a solution to the provincial championship structure -- and seeding is not the answer
by Ciaran Whelan
Donegal are one year wiser, one year more conditioned and they now have better options in the forward line than last season's campaign but Derry were very poor
Sligo and Clare pulled off some shock performances but as Kerry head into the qualifiers they look like they may be a side in decline
Dublin showed they have the characteristics to retain the title but Louth got their tactics completely wrong
Kerry were sloppy and lethargic against Tipperary but the Munster championship has become less significant in recent years
During the week I tipped Galway to win Connacht but I was surprised how easy it was for them against Roscommon
Dublin can stop talking about 1995 as a new group of heroes write their names in history.
The two best teams in the country have reached the All-Ireland final and I think it will be a fascinating contest.
The championship needs a great final after a summer of football that flattered to deceive.
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