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

Sunday in the September sunshine at Croke Park and the masters reveal themselves in traditional colours but in brand new ways. Old heads and new trick(...)

“It might surprise people that this is on a par with Mayo and Donegal two years ago, which was the highest demand I’d ever seen for an All-Ireland final.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA could have sold out Croke Park twice over for Sunday’s All-Ireland final between Donegal and Kerry. After the hurling final saw tickets return(...)

 Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary at close quarters in the drawn All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland hurling finals have become boundless in their capacity to delight and crush but even as the teams and supporters gathered their senses bef(...)

US Air Force F-16s fly over Croke Park before the game. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

A low-level fly-past at Croke Park by two US fighter jets ahead of a game of American football on Saturday left locals covering their ears and attract(...)

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

A headline posted recently on the 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(...)