Cork defender James Loughrey: “Personally I’ll never forget the Munster final,” he said of last year, “and I’m sure a lot of the boys won’t, but collectively – it was just a game.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

While this rivalry occasionally produces the unexpected, the trend is clear: Kerry win more often than Cork. That trend hardens in Killarney, where(...)

Colm Cooper returns to the Kerry starting XV for the first time since the 2013  All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Finally, after 16 months not without a few set backs, Kerry’s Colm Cooper returns from a ruptured cruciate and fractured kneecap. The eight time All S(...)

High fielding has been one of the highlights of Johnny Buckley and his  Kerry team-mates. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If there is one thing freshly distinctive about Kerry’s early spring league run it’s the clear and present danger of Johnny Buckley. He’s been in the (...)

  Colm O’Driscoll tackles Kerry’s Anthony Maher during his side’s 11-point win over their rivals. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cork and Kerry through the looking glass: what did the result mean? But what did it really mean? To those of uncomplicated disposition Cork handed th(...)

Cork and Kerry players get involved in a melee  during the  Allianz League Division One clash at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 3-17 Kerry 2-9Defensive alignments went out the window in Páirc Uí Rinn this afternoon, as Cork recorded another big Allianz Football League win (...)

Neil Gallagher is tackled by Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll and Mark Collins during Donegal’s 0-12 to 1-8 victory. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO/Presseye

What did we learn about the likely destination of the Sam Maguire from this weekend’s Allianz League games? At one stage during Dublin and Kerry’s co(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Bryan Sheehan of Kerry tackles Derry’s Conor McAtamney during the National Football League game at Celtic Park. Photograph: Inpho.

Kerry 1-17 Derry 0-13 Achieving milestone results at this time of year is not really Kerry’s thing, but Éamonn Fitzmaurice was still prett(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony clashes with Donegal’s Michael Murphy during last Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

First things first. Our man up the tree. I’ve been talking to everyone I can about it and we’ve all reached a theory that we’re happy enough with. We (...)

 Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal in the All-Ireland SFC Final against Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph:   Morgan Treac/Inpho

Kerry 2-9 Donegal 0-12It might be the most unlikely All-Ireland of Kerry’s illustrious history but few can have tasted as sweet. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s (...)