Mikey Sweeney replaces Lee Keegan in the Mayo side to meet Dublin in Castlebar on Saturday night. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has made no change to his announced team to face Mayo on Saturday evening in the AFL Division One match in Castlebar. The s(...)

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward for Kerry in their Allianz Football League Division One opener against Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday night. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward in the Kerry team named to play Dublin in Saturday’s Allianz Football League opener at Croke Park. Two years a(...)

Leinster’s Eoghan O’Gara and Michael Murphy of Ulster in action during last year’s semi-final at Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In this season of spiritual renewal there remains the mystery of the interprovincial championships. Philosophers, GAA fixture makers and all who wrest(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey is presented with GAA GPA Player of the Year award by Dermot Earley, president  GPA, at the  Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin rounded off a triumphant 2015 by taking the lion’s share, seven, of this year’s GAA-GPA football All Stars as well as the Footballer of the Yea(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper tries to shoot despite the attentions of  James McCarthy and Philly McMahon of Dublin  during the All-Ireland SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 0-12 Kerry 0-9 Croke Park surfed the blue wave, as Dublin celebrated an All-Ireland victory as sweet as it was unsightly. Undermined b(...)

Kerry selector Diarmuid Murphy won four All-Ireland medals as a goalkeeper with the county. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

“I think Stephen Cluxton has been the best goalkeeper over the last 20 years, without a shadow of a doubt,” says Diarmuid Murphy. If Kerry are to beat(...)

Kieran Donaghy of Kerry gets surrounded Tyrone players during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The ballad of the unsung hero. How would that sound, exactly? Would it have to be accompanied by air guitar? The lyrics communicated by sign language?(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and trainer Cian O’Neill celebrate after their side beat Tyrone in the All-Ireland senior football championship semi-final at Croke Par. Photo: Andrew Patton/INPHO

When Kieran Donaghy at last got a bit of joy out of the Tyrone defence, rising to claim a decently floated ball from the sky and creating enough space(...)

Bryan Sheehan’s presence for Kerry will add to  the kick-out options for Brendan Kealy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This Kerry team are masters of disguise. On the August bank holiday Sunday of last year, as they trotted out onto the field for the All-Ireland quar(...)