Donegal’s Mark McHugh in action against Mayo in the 2013 All-Ireland final. He is the only one in the squad with a winner’s medal who did not experience last year’s final defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Who could blame Mark McHugh for having mixed feelings on the morning of the All-Ireland final last year? After his masterly turn as playmaker and swee(...)

Colm Cooper  replaced Bryan Sheehan in Kerry’s  Allianz Football League Division One clash against Tyrone  at  Healy Park,  his first  appearance after  14 months out with injury. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Kerry great Colm Cooper has admitted for the first time he was “pretty close” to quitting football because of his knee injury.The Kingdom icon turned (...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy rises for the catch ahead of Tyrone’s Justin McMahon during the Alianz Footbal League Diviison One match at Healy park in Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 0-17 Kerry 1-14 And on the third day, it rose again. Hold the death notice, cancel the flowers, call off the undertakers. The game of football (...)

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(...)

Conor McManus scored 0-6 as Monaghan came back to beat Kerry in Tralee in the Division One Allianz Football League game. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11Monaghan stormed Tralee to end a barren spell of 27 years without a victory in the Kingdom and put themselves right in semi-fi(...)

Ireland’s Mark English is interviewed on his return home from winning silver at the European indoors in Prague. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was shortly after turning the dial when Mark English came on Today with Sean O’Rourke. The immediate fear was this could go either way, a bit like (...)

Cork and Kerry players get involved in a melee  during the  Allianz League Division One clash at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 3-17 Kerry 2-9Defensive alignments went out the window in Páirc Uí Rinn this afternoon, as Cork recorded another big Allianz Football League win (...)

Paul Galvin: will add considerable experience to manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s already formidable panel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

He’d hung up his boots, written his own book, gone and done the ring thing, and he’s not finished yet, Paul Galvin making perhaps the most unexpected (...)

Neil Gallagher is tackled by Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll and Mark Collins during Donegal’s 0-12 to 1-8 victory. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO/Presseye

What did we learn about the likely destination of the Sam Maguire from this weekend’s Allianz League games? At one stage during Dublin and Kerry’s co(...)

Kieran Donaghy: This time last year the conventional wisdom suggested he was all but done and dusted. Now he’s captain of the All-Ireland champions.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Around lunchtime on the day of last September’s All-Ireland football final, a rumour travelled via the Croke Park bush telegraph that Kieran Donaghy w(...)