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(...)

Referee Cormac Reilly with captain’s Stephen Cluxton and Colm Cooper before the game

Maybe irritation is putting it too strongly but Kerry notice that the strand running through classic matches, including classic Dublin-Kerry matches i(...)

Kerry’s Darragh Ó Sé and Ciaran Whelan of Dublin during the All-Ireland quarter-final in 2009. “You’d always believe you could beat Dublin.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Kerry this week they’re training behind closed doors, just as they have been for most of the summer. It’s a necessary evil and most people don’t re(...)

Anne of Green Gables By LM MontgomeryThis story of a red-haired orphan taken in by two elderly siblings in Canada’s Prince Edward Island has delighted(...)

Kieran Donaghy in action during the 2008 All-Ireland final against Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

In a week when sport was provided with one of the year’s great crossover stories, as the country at large reacted unhappily to the dropping of one spo(...)

Jane Gardam: not as famous as Martin Amis. Photograph: Victoria Salman

Why isn’t Jane Gardam more famous? That’s what I kept wondering as I read her funny, moving new novel, Last Friends. It’s something that has baffled m(...)