Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Sometimes he’s confined to a bit-part role but St Brigid’s man will contribute in any way he can to Dublin’s cause

While impressed by Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final opponents Donegal, Dublin manager Jim Gavin (right) notes: “Most of our work over the past two weeks has been on how we’re going to play our game”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

‘Each county has their own culture – there is no right or wrong way to set up a team’

 Paddy Andrews, manager Jim Gavin and Phil McMahon. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ger Brennan’s ankle injury suffers minor setback but he hasn’t played for the Dubs since last year’s final

 Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal against Cork in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final on August 17th last in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Squad came through last weekend’s round of club championship matches unscathed

Kerry’s Kieran O’Leary scores the equalising point despite the efforts of Mayo’s Colm Boyle at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo boss James Horan objects but replay looks set for Gaelic Grounds

Declan O’Sullivan: Kerry have put legs before experience and are keeping the long-serving forward in reserve for tomorrow’s All-Ireland SFC semi-fnal against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice will keep the three-time All Star as an option in All-Ireland clash

Mayo’s Andy Moran in action against Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé, the latter is one of the Kingdom’s few decorated stars from their victorious era. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice could hardly have named a less experienced team

Kerry captain  Fionn Fitzgerald: “There’s a structure for us to play within, obviously. But the reason James [O’Donoghue] is able to play the way he plays is that we’re encouraged to cut loose and have our own freedom. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Kerry captain is one of the new breed: no piseogs, just a focus on performance

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice: “The younger lads like Fionn Fitzgerald and Johnny Buckley, James O’Donoghue and Paul Geaney – all these lads are flourishing now because there are new big leaders and personalities in the dressing room.”

Kingdom boss says Mayo a far more physical proposition now than when Kerry were beating them in the 2000s

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