Austin Stacks’ William Kirby in action against Colm Cooper of Dr Crokes. “Your career is short enough and I’m finding it hard to walk away.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/inpho

Former Kingdom star, now nearly 40, will be hoping to win a first Kerry county medal when Austin Stacks take on Mid Kerry

 Cathal McInerney is one of Cratloe’s established county players as they prepare to face Waterford champions Ballygunner. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry club final up for grabs as the provincial championships begin

John Miskella: former Cork All-Ireland winner and All Star has helped guide his club to their first Cork senior football final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

One of Cork’s oldest clubs face Carbery Rangers in first senior football final

St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh’s Bernard Brogan: will bid  to earn a county final place with his club when they face St Jude’s. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Malachy Clerkin and Seán Moran look ahead to the weekend’s GAA action

Kieran Joyce and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher tussle for possession in the crunch half-back area during yesterday’s final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Cats first and last job all day was to flock bodies to that line of the pitch, win the war and govern the peace . . . and that’s w(...)

Dublin’s Denise Masterson pursues Eimear Scally of Cork in the league division one final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This final will be her last time in blue and she is determined to go out on a winning note

Tipperary’s Noel McGrath. “He’s probably the most elusive player currently playing the game. You see him on the ball at wing-forward and in the very next play, he seems to be in full-forward again.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The 2009 Young Hurler of the Year has matured into the complete player for Tipperary

Dublin manager Jim Gavin shakes hands with Donegal’s Neil Gallagher after the All-Ireland semi-final defeat. Photograph: Inpho

Coach accepts attacking style sometimes leaves side vulnerable

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has taken responsibility for his side’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Donegal. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Manager admits balance between attack and defence wasn’t right but vows to stay on front foot

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