James O’Donoghue: “I felt great for two or three months after winning the All-Ireland, but now I am kind of back to square one again.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“I’m starting from down here again,” says James O’Donoghue, pointing to the ground beneath his feet. Which of course means the only way to go is up.Th(...)

Kerry’s David Moran in action for Kerry against Donegal last summer. Photo: Inpho

There is something strangely illicit about meeting the Kerry footballer on Cork territory. The men most wanted by border control. The enemy let slip t(...)

Lansdowne players celebrate scoring a try in the last seconds of extra-time in their Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final against Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-finals: Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf were the winners of two closely-fought encounters(...)

Paul Geaney: “We showed great character in the games we needed to win or needed to get results in. So that’s a positive to take.”

If league success mattered a whit, Eamonn Fitzmaurice would be regarded as one of the worst Kerry managers in quite a while. Three campaigns, three f(...)

Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy has been a central figure for the county so far this season. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Up the road they rumble, the All-Ireland champions and the team who have become a mystery again in the months since. Just where are Kerry at?“Our cham(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner: “It is a matter of regret to An Garda Síochána that . . . nobody has been brought to justice for that crime. It remains an ongoing, live and open investigation.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is still “live and open”, said Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. She said the (...)

High fielding has been one of the highlights of Johnny Buckley and his  Kerry team-mates. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If there is one thing freshly distinctive about Kerry’s early spring league run it’s the clear and present danger of Johnny Buckley. He’s been in the (...)

James O’Donoghue scored for Terenure in their 20-8 win at Cork Constitution. Photograph: Inpho

With Clontarf slipping up at St. Mary’s on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final in Ulster Bank League Division 1A with a well(...)

Robert Duke scored one of Terenure College’s  tries in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A win away to Cork Constitution at Temple Hill. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: With Clontarf slipping up at St Mary’s on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final with (...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue celebrates scoring a goal against Dublin last year. “You’re always looking forward to a Kerry-Dublin fixture.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Allianz Football League swings back into action next weekend after a three-week break. This return is marked by a renewal in Killarney on Sunday (...)