Ciarán Kilkenny with some of the pupils from the Changa Changa primary school in Mazabuka

The Dubs are flying high again in this year’s GAA football championship but one man missing out on what could well be another path of glory is Ciarán (...)

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe charges down Anthony Nash’s penalty during the Munster SHC  quarter-final replay at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The murmurs that went around Tuam Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where I was watching a club game, will be familiar to many. The stadium announcer had a(...)

Michael Darragh Macauley in action against Cork: “If you don’t have the belly for the fight, and the talent as well, it is not going to be good enough.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Imagine if Michael Darragh Macauley slipped through the cracks of Dublin’s soaring dynasty. “I still give Pat(...)

Michael Darragh MacAuley’s ‘change of gear’ and fielding ability has established his credentials as one of the finest midfielders of his generation.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aside from the frequently told general history of rivalry between Dublin and Kerry, the fixture has assumed contemporary significance in recent times (...)