Simon Zebo of Ireland is upended during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images 4:42

It was Tomás Ó Sé who coined the phrase “you hammer the hammer” in reference to beating a team by targeting, and thereby negating, their primary st(...)

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 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 (...)

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(...)

Donegal’s Odhrán Mac Niallais and Dublin’s Kevin McManamon are on course to meet up again in the National League at Croke Park on February 7th. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin may have got some assurance that Croke Park will continue to be the home stage for their 2015 Leinster football championship matches but they (...)

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(...)

Donegal’s Karl Lacey leaving the field strewn in streamers. One can only hope that  was not his last act in a Donegal shirt. Photograph: Inpho

“DO you mind? I’ve been waiting here since half past 12,” a Kerry woman informed a Donegal man, cursed by height and stature, as he tried to unobtrusi(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice celebrates with Marc Ó Sé after the gam. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Icemen Cometh. They’d won vast numbers of All-Irelands before – both magically and majestically. Never before had Kerry won with such simple econo(...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal in action against Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Kavanagh kicked a big point during his side’s recovery late in the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rory Kavanagh’s excellent league campaign ended frustratingly. The Division Two final brought Donegal back to Croke Park for the first time since Mayo(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Barry John Keane of Kerry swap jersey’s at the end of Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland semi-final football match at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Liam O’Neill and Tomás Ó Sé: The contrasting opinions of the life-long GAA administrator, entering his final year as president; and the legendary foot(...)