Bryan Sheehan’s presence for Kerry will add to  the kick-out options for Brendan Kealy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This Kerry team are masters of disguise. On the August bank holiday Sunday of last year, as they trotted out onto the field for the All-Ireland quar(...)

Dejected Cork manager Brian Cuthbert: “Cork were asked to take part in a race on Saturday night from a standing start while their opponents were already sprinting.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork exit the All-Ireland football championship under a heavy cloud of disappointment and analysis of what is ‘wrong’ with their team. I wasn’t entire(...)

Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll in action against Kerry’s Paul Geaney who returns to the Kingdom’s starting line-up for the replay at Killarney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Selections are generally an indicator of how teams view replays. The obvious imperative after a draw is to learn from it and improve. A clear sign o(...)

Mark Collins of Cork reacts as referee Pádraig Hughes awards a penalty against him during the Munster SFC Final at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12 Call them charmed or call them haunted. Or call it the poise of All-Ireland champions. The sun still shone over Fitzgerald Stadiu(...)

Colm Cooper returns to the Kerry starting XV for the first time since the 2013  All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Finally, after 16 months not without a few set backs, Kerry’s Colm Cooper returns from a ruptured cruciate and fractured kneecap. The eight time All S(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring a goal during the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 3-16 Mayo 3-13 (aet)A truly extraordinary match in Limerick this evening eventually laid waste to Mayo’s current great quest for the Sam Maguire(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown the red card by referee David Goldrick last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has kept faith with the team that started the drawn game against Kerry for tomorrow’s replay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limeric(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue is closely shadowed by Keith Higgins of Mayo at Croke Park.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Kerry 1-16 Mayo 1-16Drama all the way at Croke Park, where Mayo dragged a second half performance from the depths and almost got into the All Ireland (...)

Kerry captain  Fionn Fitzgerald: “There’s a structure for us to play within, obviously. But the reason James [O’Donoghue] is able to play the way he plays is that we’re encouraged to cut loose and have our own freedom. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

sWe know how it goes by now. The easy shorthand for the next two weekends has the purists knocking every last bit of available enjoyment out of Kerry (...)

Fionn Fitzgerald and Kieran O’Leary lift the cup following Kerry’s win over Cork in the Munster SFC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If the sight of Kerry gliding home from Cork with the county’s 76th Munster title was the latest emphasis of how eternal the old order can be other as(...)