Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice celebrates with the Sam Maguire after the All-Ireland final victory over Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An immaculately suited Éamonn Fitzmaurice sits among us in the former Berkeley Court lobby following brunch in Jury’s. Hotels from an era past but th(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring his goal against Mayo in the All-Ireland final on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Kerry forward Kieran Donaghy says he has no intention of retiring after Sunday’s All-Ireland win over Donegal, as long as his body doesn’t object.‘Sta(...)

Donegal’s Frank McGlynn, Rory Kavanagh and Eamonn McGee, with Kieran Donaghy of Kerry during yesterday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The fella tracked down by RTÉ on O’Connell Street before the game talked of the drought Kerry had endured since their last All-Ireland final appearanc(...)

It was Donaghy’s sixth All Ireland final. It was his fourth win. It was his fourth goal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It had to be him. Time and tides and dramatic arcs decreed it. When the doors were finally blown off this All Ireland final, it somehow felt inevitabl(...)

A disappointed Karl Lacey of Donegal returns to the dressing room after the defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland final at Croke  Park yesterday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No one said it would be a classic. And no one in Kerry will mind that now after winning what must rank as one of the sweetest All-Irelands of their gr(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal  with team-mate James O’Donoghue during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday in the September sunshine at Croke Park and the masters reveal themselves in traditional colours but in brand new ways. Old heads and new tr(...)

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(...)

Donegal’s captain Michael Murphy after his side’s  defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final  at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Champions win and lose the same. Jim McGuinness doesn’t come to the press conference alone. He is joined by Mark Anthony. After Donegal won the All-Ir(...)

Donegal’s Leo McLoone is challenged by Aidan O’Mahony of Kerry in 2012’s All Ireland senior football championship quarter-final in Croke Park, which the northerners won en route to an All-Ireland title. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

There has been a lot of talk for the past fortnight about the similarities between Donegal and Kerry - the landscape, the seascape, the Gaeltachts, th(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring a goal during Kerry’s victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For a man his size, there’s a certain irony in the fact that Kieran Donaghy has spent much of his career hiding in plain sight. Starting out, he was a(...)