Paul Galvin: realised he had called time on himself a few seasons too early and decided to return to the Kerry panel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The news from the Kingdom this week confirmed that Don Henley was right about Kerry football: you can check out any time you like but you can never le(...)

Paul Galvin will not be back to sit on the Kerry bench - Darragh Ó Sé is positive about his return but not expecting him to be changing Kerry’s season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Having played alongside him for seven years, and having managed the Kerry Under 21s in his initiation challenge match against the senior panel on Tue(...)

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 (...)

Paul Galvin will play for the Kerry team in a challenge match on Tuesday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice thought he already had selection headaches ahead of him picking this year’s Kerry forward line with the return of Tommy Walsh and (...)

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(...)

Westmeath’s Denis Glennon sees the benefit of running laps. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Trying to mimic Dublin’s professionalism and follow their sports science driven approach to training has simply not worked for Westmeath in recent yea(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

Glen Rovers’ Patrick Horgan: will take some watching by Sarsfields in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  Photograph: Inpho.

Saturday Kerry SHC Final Replay – Lixnaw v Kilmoyley, Austin Stack Park, 4.0 - The drawn encounter was overshadowed by the attack on Paul Galvin by a (...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring a goal against Donegal in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. “While the body’s good and I feel I can help, I’ll play.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bill Clinton called himself the ‘Comeback Kid’ for less. Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy, who yesterday, with Kilkenny hurler Richie Power, was named one of th(...)