Kerry’s Liam Kearney and Gary Murphy of Cork tussle for possession in this year’s Munster Championship minor football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

MFC All-Ireland final Donegal v Kerry Croke Park, 1.15pmGAVIN CUMMISKEY It was uttered by a Donegal mother: “Tony’s motto all year was I can repeat m(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy and Eamonn McGee of Donegal in action during the 2012 All-Ireland quarter-final. The pair will renew battle in the All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

After two attention grabbing semi-finals with unexpected winners, you’d normally expect more of a sense of infinite possibility about tomorrow’s GA(...)

A record attempt for the largest number of Hot Air Balloons to take off simultaneously in a single line will take place at Waterford Airport on Monday, September 22 at 7am as part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. Photograph: Patrick Browne/In-Line

All-Ireland football finalsKerry and Donegal will contest both the 2014 minor and senior All Ireland football finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry ar(...)

CROSS Cancer Research Rugby Legends cycle: “This is no place to be for your second cycle in a year – belly empty, bar the gallon-and-a-half Kenmare offered the night before”

Last Sunday week I found myself aboard my racing bike. I should have left it in a hedge at Mizen Head last year for all the action it got since. The p(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue reacts after missing a point in the drawn semi-final against Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Perspective is everything. Late in the draw between Kerry and Mayo, James O’Donoghue went for glory. He missed. Declan O’Sullivan spat bile at him.On(...)

Donegal’s Eamon McGee gets ahead of  Tony Kernan of Armagh during the All-Ireland football quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Eamon McGee nods when he hears Darragh Ó Sé’s conviction that Kerry will beat Donegal if they don’t concede goals.“Darragh Ó Sé should know,” he says (...)

American author Suzanne Strempek Shea (l) with Mags Riordan, the subject of her new book, and Leo Moran of The Saw Doctors. Strempek Shea will be reading at this year’s Clifden Arts Festival. Photograph: Suzanne Strempek Shea

A tribute to composer Seán Ó Riada by musicians Micheál Ó Suilleabháin and Mel Mercier and Druid Theatre’s latest Tom Murphy productions are among hig(...)

Paul Geaney gained great experience in the Sigerson Cup before starring for the Kerry senior football team. Photograph: Inpho.

On Sunday when Kerry take on Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final, the county will be marking 20 years since previously winning the Tom Markham Cup(...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal in action against Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Kavanagh kicked a big point during his side’s recovery late in the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rory Kavanagh’s excellent league campaign ended frustratingly. The Division Two final brought Donegal back to Croke Park for the first time since Mayo(...)

Rory Staunton died in April 2012 after scraping his arm during a basketball game. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

An American senator used the first US national forum on sepsis organised by an Irish emigrant couple to unveil plans to make September National Sepsis(...)