Kerry’s James O’Donoghue (15) finds the net to give his side a late reprieve against Mayo.

A headline posted recently on the bleacherreport.com warned that next Saturday’s NCAA football opener between Penn State and Central Florida schedu(...)

Kieran Donaghy and fellow Kerry substitute Barry John Keane after the final whistle had blown on the drawn All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Remember the great days of Gooch and Star? Mayo do. Mayo always will.That time has probably passed for good but the Star (Kieran Donaghy) waded into t(...)

Mayo manager James Horan (right) shakes hands with Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice after the game at Croke Park today. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

The Mayo county board will request a postponement of the All-Ireland football semi-final to allow the game to take place in Croke Park. Kerry and Mayo(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran in action against Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé, the latter is one of the Kingdom’s few decorated stars from their victorious era. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Given that Irish Rail have decided that all roads lead to Dublin tomorrow, it’s as well that there’s enough fuel in the plots and plans of Mayo and Ke(...)

Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney battles with Limerick’s Shane Dowling in the difficult conditions at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

We’ll wring more years out of this Kilkenny side yet. For the 13th season of Brian Cody’s 16 in charge, they will see out the summer in Croke Park in (...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna said after the Garth Brooks fiasco he did not want a situation again where ‘people buy tickets on the maybe’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna has said that, in the wake of the Garth Brooks fiasco, he does not ever want a repeat of the situation wher(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney is tackled by Galway’s Donal O’Neill during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10 A lesson in know-how was the chief feature of this entertaining and eye-bogglingly open All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Par(...)

Galway manager Alan Mulholland and Kerry’s Eamonn Fitzmaurice at the final whistle at  Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At quarter-final time, celebrations are muted. Eamonn Fitzmaurice sat down after watching his Kerry team post 1-20 in the wind and sunshine to qualif(...)

Cork’s John Hayes, Paul Kerrigan, Colm O’Neill and Donncha O’Connor surround referee Cormac Reilly after the final whistle at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Before getting to the fallout from referee Cormac Reilly indicating to Cork’s Colm O’Neill that there was a minute still to play and then blowing u(...)