Tadhg Kennelly during his time at Sydney Swans. Photograph: Mark Nolan/Getty Iimages

Tadhg Kennelly was back in Ireland at the weekend, seeking out young GAA talent capable of making it as a professional footballer in the AFL.The form(...)

Austin Stacks manager Stephen Stack celebrates with Kieran Donaghy after the final whistle in the Munster club final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kieran Donaghy was a steaming mass of Deep Heat by the time we got to him. The end of the year hadn’t come a day too soon – his back hurt, his legs hu(...)

Kieran Donaghy in action for Austin Stacks against Ballincollig in the Munster Club Senior Football Championship semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Ulster Club SFC finalOmagh St Enda’s (Tyrone) v Slaughtneil (Derry)Athletic Grounds, 3.30An odd business, the Ulster championship. Some counties have (...)

Kieran Donaghy: “I remember marching back in 94’ when I was 11 out in Killarney for the replay against the Crokes and that’s where it all started.”Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aged 11 he had his first feel for what it was to represent the Rockies, the pride of Tralee and so often the pride of Kerry, a much smaller but no dou(...)

Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool looks on from the bench on Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 27, 2014, 08:30

The Champions League action continued last night with both Liverpool and Arsenal attempting to make it a first clean sweep of Premier League victories(...)

Kieran Donaghy: has proved a hugely influential figure in his club’s Kerry county championship success and their subsequent progress to the Munster club final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If his dreamlike season had been slowly awakened by now Kieran Donaghy would have been playing in Boston this weekend instead of Páirc Uí Chaoimh – al(...)

 Kieran Donaghy of Austin Stacks: hoping for another fruitful outing against a Cork team.

Munster club SFC semi-finals The Nire (Waterford) v Cratloe (Clare) Fraher Field, 2.30 The Nire don’t panic and they don’t quail. They went into th(...)

 James O’Donoghue: His shoulder problem was always likely to require surgical intervention at some stage. Photograph: Donall Farmer/ Inpho

Not many counties would be calmly resigned to losing the Footballer of the Year for their upcoming league campaign.But Kerry are content to give Jame(...)

Austin Stacks’ Pat McCarthy celebrates with Wayne Guthrie after the final whistle and victory over Mid Kerry in the Kerry final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Austin Stacks 2-13 Mid Kerry 1-7 Twenty years of heartache and disappointment were ended yesterday at the Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, as Austin Stac(...)

Austin Stacks’ Kieran Donaghy squeezes the ball into the Mid Kerry net during yesterday’s county final. Photograph: Inpho

After one of the best county finals of recent vintage, the common emotion running through both Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry camps is one of relief, tin(...)