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 (...)

Donegal’s Leo McLoone is challenged by Aidan O’Mahony of Kerry in 2012’s All Ireland senior football championship quarter-final in Croke Park, which the northerners won en route to an All-Ireland title. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

There has been a lot of talk for the past fortnight about the similarities between Donegal and Kerry - the landscape, the seascape, the Gaeltachts, th(...)

Donegal’s Eamon McGee and Kieran Donaghy of Kerry under the dropping ball at Croke Park in the All-Ireland quarter-final of 2012. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

I’m expecting a close contest but I’m also expecting Kerry to win by whisker.Some of the reasoning is to do with good luck and how fortunate Kerry wer(...)

Kerry’s David Moran with Jason Doherty and Cillian O’Connor of Mayo. Moran’s display in midfield was a huge plus factor for Kerry. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In all my years playing and watching Kerry football it’s hard to recall a game of such nervous excitement as witnessed at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturd(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown the red card by referee David Goldrick last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has kept faith with the team that started the drawn game against Kerry for tomorrow’s replay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limeric(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy and Barry John Keane celebrate their side’s successful late comeback which earned a draw against Mayo at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Considering Kerry’s dominance in the first half and how poorly Mayo performed, this was a great escape for the Connacht champions. However, they migh(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue is closely shadowed by Keith Higgins of Mayo at Croke Park.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Kerry 1-16 Mayo 1-16Drama all the way at Croke Park, where Mayo dragged a second half performance from the depths and almost got into the All Ireland (...)

Mayo’s Alan Freeman: at his best he represents an excellent option at full-forward. Photo: Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The sides’ fortunes have flipped in the three years since their last semi-final to leave Mayo as favourites but tomorrow’s All-Ireland football semi-(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue in action against  Cork’s Thomas Clancy. The Kingdom’s All Star will prove a big threat tho the home team at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Tomorrow afternoon brings down the curtain on the old Páirc Uí Chaoimh’s history as a football venue. The same fixture packed out the then new ground(...)