Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring a goal against Donegal in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. “While the body’s good and I feel I can help, I’ll play.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bill Clinton called himself the ‘Comeback Kid’ for less. Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy, who yesterday, with Kilkenny hurler Richie Power, was named one of th(...)

 Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s Kerry avoided a potential clash with Cork in the Munster semi-finals.

All-Ireland champions Kerry will meet either Waterford or Tipperary in the semi-finals of the Munster football championship. This evening’s dra(...)

Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin celebrate another  All-Ireland triupmh after the victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. It was Shefflin’s tenth winner’smedal as a player and Cody’s tenth success as manager. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It was probably instinct as much as accident that brought Paul Galvin to Nowlan Park in Kilkenny during the miserable summer in 2008, when red cards a(...)

Donegal’s Karl Lacey leaving the field strewn in streamers. One can only hope that  was not his last act in a Donegal shirt. Photograph: Inpho

“DO you mind? I’ve been waiting here since half past 12,” a Kerry woman informed a Donegal man, cursed by height and stature, as he tried to unobtrusi(...)

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 (...)

A crestfallen Neil McGee of Donegal sits on the pitch at Croke Park following the All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the semi-finals Donegal’s much-referenced system derailed a Dublin team regarded as shoo-ins for back-to-back All-Irelands and made the winners cle(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice celebrates with the Sam Maguire after the All-Ireland final victory over Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An immaculately suited Éamonn Fitzmaurice sits among us in the former Berkeley Court lobby following brunch in Jury’s. Hotels from an era past but th(...)

It was Donaghy’s sixth All Ireland final. It was his fourth win. It was his fourth goal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It had to be him. Time and tides and dramatic arcs decreed it. When the doors were finally blown off this All Ireland final, it somehow felt inevitabl(...)

A disappointed Karl Lacey of Donegal returns to the dressing room after the defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland final at Croke  Park yesterday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No one said it would be a classic. And no one in Kerry will mind that now after winning what must rank as one of the sweetest All-Irelands of their gr(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal  with team-mate James O’Donoghue during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday in the September sunshine at Croke Park and the masters reveal themselves in traditional colours but in brand new ways. Old heads and new tr(...)