Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kieran Donaghy of Kerry. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

For many people the standout performer for Dublin during the recent four-in-a-row AFL success has been James McCarthy. At 26, the youngest of the Dubl(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony is sent off by referee Eddie Kinsella at the Division One final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Most managers will tell you they learn as much in defeat as in victory, although Eamonn Fitzmaurice was not being as philosophical as that. Defeat to(...)

Paul Flynn celebrates after taking advantage of hesitation in the Kerry defence to score Dublin’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division One Final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Dublin tightened their grip on Gaelic football on a strange day of proclamation and ceremony around the capital city. Down on O’Connell Street, the li(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony receives a red card for a challenge on Dublin’s Jonny Cooper during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 2-18 Kerry 0-13 It was appropriate on a day of commemoration that the doomed attempts of an ancient culture to break the shackles of contemp(...)

All Star defender Paul Murphy is being deployed at centre forward by Kerry for their league final against Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sunday’s AFL Division One final couldn’t be a better game at this stage of the year, according to former Kerry manager Pat O’Shea. “They’re the two b(...)

Kieran Donaghy: has added his substantial presence to Kerry’s options at centrefield. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For Kerry, a league semi-final is like one of those in-between curiosities they bring you in a fancy restaurant. A ramekin of mottled walnut ganache w(...)

Kieran Donaghy: has strengthened Kerry’s options around centrefield during the league campaign. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

KERRY v ROSCOMMON Throw in 2.0, Live TG4 here is a danger associated with reaching the playoffs of the league. Whereas on one level it is an achie(...)

Former Kerry player Eoin Brosnan is adamant that it’s still better to be involved at the end of the season. Photo: Inpho

Kerry return to the league play-offs for the first time in four years this weekend after an impressive run of form since losing their first two match(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are on the trail of a fourth successive league win, a feat achieved only twice before in football. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The audit of the National Football League is nearly complete. It’s an unusual competition in that the evidence of a given campaign isn’t considered hu(...)

David Moran’s Kerry turned things up a notch in the second half against Monaghan. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry 1-17 Monaghan 1-9 There is an attitude about Kerry football right now that is slightly unrecognisable. At least for this time of year, when lea(...)