Martin Furlong: kept goals in an era when the goalkeeper was not as well protected as he is today. Photograph: Billy Stickland/inpho

Youngest brother in household of talented sports men won three All-Irelands as Offaly’s goalkeeper

Kilkenny’s Richie Power prepares to fire home Kilkenny’s first goal against Tipperary at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Power brothers celebrate crucial role in memorable Kilkenny victory

Henry Shefflin with his young son Henry after Kilkenny’s final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. The legendary Ballyhale man won a record tenth All-Ireland medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Brothers Richie and John grab the crucial goals but heroic defensive effort lays groundwork

Donegal’s Karl Lacey leaving the field strewn in streamers. One can only hope that  was not his last act in a Donegal shirt. Photograph: Inpho

Kingdom played smart and cagey and cautious and lived on their wits

 Henry Shefflin is introduced as a late second-half substitute against Tipperary. Cody has opted to start the nine-time All-Ireland winner on the bench again for the replay. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Manager has moved to strenghthen his half-back line to help counter Tipperary’s attacking threat

In the spotlight: Kerry players celebrateas a supporter rushes onto the pitch after the final whistle in Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Goal a moment of vintage opportunism from Kerry cult hero

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal  with team-mate James O’Donoghue during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Evolution of master species still brings out a familiar result against Donegal

Donegal’s Leo McLoone is challenged by Aidan O’Mahony of Kerry in 2012’s All Ireland senior football championship quarter-final in Croke Park, which the northerners won en route to an All-Ireland title. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Until two years ago, Donegal had never even played Kerry in the All- Ireland championship. Now, they will meet them in both minor (...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan and Anthony Thompson of Donegal stretch for the ball during the All-Ireland semi-final in which Donegal emerged victorious. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Reaching final is testament to this side’s honesty and hunger for success

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