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 (...)

Ireland’s Ciarán Sheehan (left) and Christopher Yarran of Australia could cross paths again sooner than expected with the news that Cork forward Sheehan has signed on with Australian AFL side Carlton Blues. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One of the first things Brian Cuthbert spoke about following his appointment last month as Cork football manager was the quality of young players comi(...)

Laois midfielder Padraig Clancy: played 14 years for his county: Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

New Laois manager Tomás Ó Flatharta must plan for 2014 without the county’s most experienced player with the announcement that Padraig Clancy has reti(...)

Cork’s Graham Canty has retired from intercounty football. Photograph: Inpho

Cork All-Ireland winning captain Graham Canty has retired from intercounty football.The Bantry Blues man will continue to play for his club but confi(...)

The Dublin team gather in front of Hill 16. They will be hoping to give their fans plenty to cheer about in tonight’s All-Ireland senior football championship quarter-final against Cork in Croke Park. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There have been better football championships, plenty of them, in fact. These are oily enough concepts at the best of times but you’ll be hard-pressed(...)

Ciarán Sheehan has been switched into full forward in one of Conor Counihan’s most notable team changes to face Galway. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s strange that Cork have slipped so far off the mountain top since 2010. Looking at their squad, and how it has improved its resources, that Kerry,(...)