Kerry’s James O’Donoghue (15) finds the net to give his side a late reprieve against Mayo.

These players have worked too hard, put too many hours in and get so little in return

Kerry’s Paul Geaney is tackled by Galway’s Donal O’Neill during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Inexperienced Galway left to rue a costly string of first-half wides

Galway manager Alan Mulholland and Kerry’s Eamonn Fitzmaurice at the final whistle at  Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry boss happy with win but adds Kingdom have plenty to work on

Richard Dunne: In the beginning, he must have looked an outside bet to become what he eventually did: a crowd favourite, brave to a fault and a player who carried the best of the qualities of the old era with him into the new. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA

At 34, the distinguished centre back has called a halt to his international career with an absence of melodrama. As usual, his t(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice keeps a watching brief at the Leinster football final between Dublin and Meath at Croke Park last month. 
As respecters of tradition, Kerry football people will always tip a cap to the maroon of Galway. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Any departure from that scenario tomorrow would make for the first real shock of the season

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor enjoys the big occasions at Croke Park. “We have had two huge disappointments there but we have had some of our best performances there too.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork are next up but All-Ireland glory remains the sole goal for James Horan’s men

’The relocation of Aidan O’Shea to centre-forward has been the big development from the Connacht championship and adds to the sense that if Mayo are to win a title, it will be without a traditional, play-making number 11’. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Mayo are acquiring more battle-readiness than any group since Force 10 from Navarone

Mayo manager James Horan with Aidan O’Shea after Mayo defeated Galway in this year’s Connacht senior football  final. Mayo now face Cork in the All-Ireland quarter-finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph:  Donall Farmer

Focus fixed on All-Ireland football quarter-final challenge of Cork and no further

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea holds offf Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin during last year’s All-Irealand senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo midfielder feels championship doesn’t start until it reaches headquarters

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