Kerry’s  James O’Donoghue is capable of causing Mayo’s defence serious problems on Sunday. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I have come around to the idea of Kerry winning on Sunday. In fact, I’ve decided that the bet of the weekend is a treble on the Kerry seniors, minors (...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice: “The younger lads like Fionn Fitzgerald and Johnny Buckley, James O’Donoghue and Paul Geaney – all these lads are flourishing now because there are new big leaders and personalities in the dressing room.”

Eamonn Fitzmaurice knew what he was getting himself into when he took up the Kerry job two years ago and he knew a day like this Sunday was coming eve(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney is tackled by Galway’s Donal O’Neill during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10 A lesson in know-how was the chief feature of this entertaining and eye-bogglingly open All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Par(...)

Galway manager Alan Mulholland and Kerry’s Eamonn Fitzmaurice at the final whistle at  Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At quarter-final time, celebrations are muted. Eamonn Fitzmaurice sat down after watching his Kerry team post 1-20 in the wind and sunshine to qualif(...)

James O’Donoghue celebrates scoring Kerry’s goal  during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Galway  at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10Kerry moved comfortably into the All-Ireland semi-final after weathering a spirited Galway challenge in a highly entertaining Al(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice keeps a watching brief at the Leinster football final between Dublin and Meath at Croke Park last month. 
As respecters of tradition, Kerry football people will always tip a cap to the maroon of Galway. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is no turning back now. Croke Park has been mowed and polished for the first of the season’s All-Ireland football quarter finals, with last year(...)

Kerry’s Brian Kelly: will be making his first championship start in Croke Park. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry’s singular ability to regenerate has been noted before yet it’s worth holding up to the light again. The remarkable thing looking back at the C(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice before the 2013 All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park. Kerry lost but such was their performance the young manager emerged with his reputation actually enhanced. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

At half-time in the 2006 All-Ireland final, the Kerry dressing room was a crankier place than it ought to have been given they’d just posted a lordly (...)

James O’Donoghue in action against Cork. He says his personal tally of 0-10 in the Munster final is partly explained by freshness. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

In the six years since Kerry last played Galway in the football championship both counties have made several rewrites to their script. When they meet (...)

 Michael Geaney comes in to the Kerry side for the All-Ireland football quarter-final clash with Galway at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A quad muscle injury sustained by Stephen O’Brien sees Michael Geaney added to the Kerry side to face Galway in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final in (...)