With the provincial Finals all wrapped up for another year in the Men’s Football Championships, Dublin have extended their dominance in Leinster to an unprecedented 13 titles in a row, stretching back to the breakthrough year of 2011 when they went on to win a first All Ireland in 16 years.
The closest any other county has come to that in the Men’s games are the eight titles that Kerry won bac to back between 1958 and 1965.
Cavan were the closest to setting a benchmark, winning two seven-in-a-row sequences in the 1930’s and 1940’s either side of Monaghan breaking the sequence in 1938.
Galway and Mayo have each got as far as five in a row, Mayo twice between 1906 and 1910 and then between 2011 and 2015, and Galway once between 1956 and 1960.
In Ladies Football, the history of which only goes back to the 1970’s the record tally is Kerry’s ten Munster titles in a row while the best of them all is the Dublin Camogie team which won 33 Leinster Titles in a row between 1935 and 1967.
If the Dublin footballers set their eye on that target they may have to rely on players yet to be born to get them over the line.