Colm Cooper has been named on the substitutes’ bench again for the Munster final replay against Cork in Killarney. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The news came and went on Thursday night with all the fanfare of a fógra in the bottom corner of the parish bulletin. Four changes on the Kerry team, (...)

James O’Donoghue: “I felt great for two or three months after winning the All-Ireland, but now I am kind of back to square one again.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“I’m starting from down here again,” says James O’Donoghue, pointing to the ground beneath his feet. Which of course means the only way to go is up.Th(...)

Austin Stacks’ William Kirby in action against Colm Cooper of Dr Crokes. “Your career is short enough and I’m finding it hard to walk away.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/inpho

Two ways of looking at this. William Kirby, who lines out for Austin Stacks in tomorrow’s Kerry county final, will be 40 next February. Or – just a se(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy scores a goal past Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly and Ger Cafferkey. Photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Think back to that day in Portlaoise when Colm Cooper, wearing the colours of Dr Crokes, collapsed under the attentions of Castlebar men to end all f(...)

Colm Cooper is resigned to missing the rest of the season, and his first championship match for Kerry in 12 years

He must have replayed it countless times in his head already, and still Colm “Gooch” Cooper can’t completely fathom the moment. He is now resig(...)

Ballinderry Kevin McGuckin (right) has had his red card rescinded so will be back to play in midfield alongside James Conway against Glenswilly tomorrow. photograph: inpho

ULSTER SFC FINALBallinderry (Derry) v Glenswilly (Donegal), Healy Park, Omagh, 3pm, (Referee: Padraig Hughes, Armagh)The atrocious record of Donegal c(...)

In Michael Cussen (pictured), Cian McCarthy and Daniel Kearney, Sarsfields are likely to have just too much firepower for Midleton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin SFC final Ballymun Kickhams v St Vincents, Parnell Park, 3.00 Wherever and whenever the road ends, Ballymun’s achievement in just maki(...)

Castlehaven’s Sean Cahalane and Brian Hurley

In Union Hall, they talk fish and they talk football. They talk about other bits and pieces too but you’ve really got to want it to hear it. Brian Hur(...)

Ciarán McKeever: will be marshalling Cullyhanna’s defence tomorrow

SUNDAYKerry SFC final – Dr Crokes v Austin Stacks, Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, 3.0: County showdowns don’t come much bigger than this. Why, exactly?(...)

Colm Cooper in action for Dr Crokes, who will be seeking their fourth Kerry club title in a row when they take on Austin Stacks in Sunday’s county  final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With the GAA providing it’s now customary “leak” of provisional football league fixtures, the focus is shifted further towards 2014, and particularly (...)