Former top sprinter Gary Ryan competes in the National Athletics Championships in 2003. Photograph: Inpho

Two-time Olympian keen to deliver extra edge in pursuit of All-Ireland honours

Kerry in a huddle prior to their All-Ireland semi-final replay against  Mayo at Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry boss has no fears about Kingdom’s defence ahead of Donegal showdown

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Colm Cooper before the All-Ireland senior championship semi-final replay against Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Foward’s loss could have crushed them but instead Kerry have been galvanised

Declan O’Sullivan with Lee Keegan and Tom Parsons of Mayo in the semi-final replay Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Declan O’Sullivan says Donegal present the greatest test so far of Kerry’s evolution

Kerry selector Cian O’Neill during the All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo. “A lot of these guys wouldn’t have been exposed to 
scientific methods of training and physical development. And they’re lapping this up.” Photograph: Inpho

Kildare’s Cian O’Neill brings new focus on conditioning/strength to football aristocrats

The Winter Olympics at Sochi this year highlighted the use of Xenon gas by athletes. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Wada’s ban of natural gas complicates the issue of drugs in sport

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and goalkeeper Eoin Murphy save a penalty from John O’Dwyer of Tipperary during the All-Ireland senior hurling final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Congress must rule on any revision despite debate over issue following All-Ireland final

 Wexford manager JJ Doyle: “A one-point defeat won’t be a good result for us. The only good result for us is if we win.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare have some of the best hurlers in the country says Wexford’s JJ Doyle

Tipperary and Kilkenny parade before the drawn All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

GAA president suggests Tipperary and Kilkenny may be entitled to extra compensation

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