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 (...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan and Anthony Maher tackle Martin McElhinney of Donegal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at Austin Stack Park in  Tralee. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 2-13 Donegal 2-11Somewhere along the 430km of road between Tralee and Letterkenny the Donegal players must have realised this was far from a wor(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan scores a goal against Monaghan. Dublin’s heavy scoring rate helped push up the overall total this summer. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Claiming the black card as an instant success, the GAA yesterday released statistics from this year’s football championship to support the effect of t(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal  with team-mate James O’Donoghue during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday in the September sunshine at Croke Park and the masters reveal themselves in traditional colours but in brand new ways. Old heads and new tr(...)

 Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal in the All-Ireland SFC Final against Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph:   Morgan Treac/Inpho

Kerry 2-9 Donegal 0-12It might be the most unlikely All-Ireland of Kerry’s illustrious history but few can have tasted as sweet. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s (...)

Paul Geaney gained great experience in the Sigerson Cup before starring for the Kerry senior football team. Photograph: Inpho.

On Sunday when Kerry take on Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final, the county will be marking 20 years since previously winning the Tom Markham Cup(...)

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 Kieran O’Leary scores the equalising point despite the efforts of Mayo’s Colm Boyle at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Whatever way we all saw this championship unfolding, it’s fair to say that none of us imagined we’d be heading for Limerick on the last weekend in Aug(...)

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 (...)

Cork’s Eoin Cadogan attempts a block on and Paul Geaney of Kerry during this year’s  Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In Tralee, you always know it’s coming close to business time when the Dome starts going up. This is the time of year you live for. Time to get your d(...)