Kerry in a huddle prior to their All-Ireland semi-final replay against  Mayo at Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry boss has no fears about Kingdom’s defence ahead of Donegal showdown

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Colm Cooper before the All-Ireland senior championship semi-final replay against Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Foward’s loss could have crushed them but instead Kerry have been galvanised

Declan O’Sullivan with Lee Keegan and Tom Parsons of Mayo in the semi-final replay Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Declan O’Sullivan says Donegal present the greatest test so far of Kerry’s evolution

Kerry selector Cian O’Neill during the All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo. “A lot of these guys wouldn’t have been exposed to 
scientific methods of training and physical development. And they’re lapping this up.” Photograph: Inpho

Kildare’s Cian O’Neill brings new focus on conditioning/strength to football aristocrats

The Winter Olympics at Sochi this year highlighted the use of Xenon gas by athletes. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Wada’s ban of natural gas complicates the issue of drugs in sport

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and goalkeeper Eoin Murphy save a penalty from John O’Dwyer of Tipperary during the All-Ireland senior hurling final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Congress must rule on any revision despite debate over issue following All-Ireland final

 Wexford manager JJ Doyle: “A one-point defeat won’t be a good result for us. The only good result for us is if we win.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare have some of the best hurlers in the country says Wexford’s JJ Doyle

Tipperary and Kilkenny parade before the drawn All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

GAA president suggests Tipperary and Kilkenny may be entitled to extra compensation

Mike Frank Russell: “If you look at the Dublin team, they had similar good forwards like Kerry. Yet even when Donegal went behind that blanket still didn’t come out. They have total trust in it.” Photograph: Inpho

Former Kerry great has insight from having played with Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Jim McGuinness at various stages of his career

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