Cian O’Sullivan ensured that Dublin did not miss Rory O’Carroll in the Allianz Football League final against Kerry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s always worthwhile not to get carried away in the heat of the moment and in the past caution was always advisable in the wake of football league f(...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan clashes with Dublin players during the Allianz National League final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

We’ve been in this room before and we no doubt will again. Jim Gavin and Stephen Cluxton come in and take their seat and to look at them, you’d swear(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony is sent off by referee Eddie Kinsella at the Division One final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Most managers will tell you they learn as much in defeat as in victory, although Eamonn Fitzmaurice was not being as philosophical as that. Defeat to(...)

Paul Flynn celebrates after taking advantage of hesitation in the Kerry defence to score Dublin’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division One Final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Dublin tightened their grip on Gaelic football on a strange day of proclamation and ceremony around the capital city. Down on O’Connell Street, the li(...)

Colm Cooper: “He has an innate unorthodoxy”, said Paul Galvin of his former team-mate. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was nothing more than a flyaway petal of brilliance on a changeable Sunday in February but Benny Coulter went home thinking about it. Kerry were up(...)

All Star defender Paul Murphy is being deployed at centre forward by Kerry for their league final against Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sunday’s AFL Division One final couldn’t be a better game at this stage of the year, according to former Kerry manager Pat O’Shea. “They’re the two b(...)

Dublin’s Barney Rock tackles Kerry’s Tom Spillane in the 1987 National Football League final: the Dubs beat a much-fancied Kingdom team. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is curious that Dublin and Kerry who hold the record for GAA All-Ireland championship meetings with 28 have such a sparse history in league finals:(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice: “There’s a great collective thing there at the minute, a sense of selflessness. ” Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Nothing Eamonn Fitzmaurice said could disguise the ease with which Kerry advanced to the Allianz Football League final and yet he could hardly hide hi(...)

Kieran Donaghy: has added his substantial presence to Kerry’s options at centrefield. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For Kerry, a league semi-final is like one of those in-between curiosities they bring you in a fancy restaurant. A ramekin of mottled walnut ganache w(...)

Former Kerry player Eoin Brosnan is adamant that it’s still better to be involved at the end of the season. Photo: Inpho

Kerry return to the league play-offs for the first time in four years this weekend after an impressive run of form since losing their first two match(...)