Kerry selector Cian O’Neill during the All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo. “A lot of these guys wouldn’t have been exposed to 
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scientific methods of training and physical development. And they’re lapping this up.” Photograph: Inpho

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. That may sound like some ancient Zen experience but it’s actually pure Gonzo. It may also h(...)

Jack O’Connor: sees Kerry as being in the perfect position in the build-up to Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Donegal. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Jack O’Connor sees Kerry as being in the perfect position in the build-up to Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Donegal, explaining that much of the s(...)

Dublin’s Dermot Connolly is grabbed by Donegal’s Neil McGee following an incident that resulted in a straight red card for Connolly. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In the furore that surrounded the Dublin-Donegal championship match of three years ago perspective counted for a lot. For some there was fascination i(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran in action against Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé, the latter is one of the Kingdom’s few decorated stars from their victorious era. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Given that Irish Rail have decided that all roads lead to Dublin tomorrow, it’s as well that there’s enough fuel in the plots and plans of Mayo and Ke(...)

Former Mayo manager John Maughan during the All-Ireland semi-final win over Kerry at Croke Park in 1996. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Strangely, given the overall history of the fixture, Mayo have become Kerry’s most familiar opponents in the past 20 years. Sunday’s All-Ireland sem(...)

Manager of the Kerry the minor footballers Jack O’Connor was delighted with his side’s performance in their comfortable All-Ireland MFC Quarter-final victory over Kildare at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

KERRY 2-15 KILDARE 1-8 Jack O’Connor is relishing the prospect of Kerry’s double date with Mayo at Croke Park on August 24th. Former senior m(...)

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 (...)

A large protest in support of  Palestinians in Gaza makes it way from O’Connell street to the Dáil in Dublin today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Thousands of people took part in a march in Dublin today in support of Palestinians following the Israeli military incursion into Gaza. The demonstrat(...)

Micheal Buckley of Greyhound: “I know the pay cuts we are looking for are big, but if [the workers] win, and get what they want, then we are out of business.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even while Michael Buckley is painting a picture of a tough, competitive business in which his company’s cost base is, he says, not sustainable, he so(...)

Executive director of Greyhound Recycling Michael Buckley said he wants workers at his depot in Clondalkin, Dublin, to return to work under protest, at the rates he is seeking to impose, pending a “binding determination” by the Labour Relations Commission. Photograph: Alan Betson

Siptu has agreed pay rates with competitor companies in the waste industry that are lower than the rates Greyhound Recycling is seeking to impose, acc(...)