Eddie Kinsella

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One of several unseemly incidents between Kerry and Donegal players during last weekend’s clash at Austin Stack Park in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher, coined a phrase that has tended both to overshadow his other writings and survive in a variety of (...)

Kerry’s Alan Fitzgerald and Neil McGee of Donegal clash off the ball in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Central Competitions Controls Committee has decided to punish both the Kerry and Donegal county boards, as well as Neil McGee, following the ugly (...)

Neil McGee of Donegal had a burst lip after one of the scuffles during their clash with Kerry in the Allianz League. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Both the Kerry and Donegal managers were called to referee Eddie Kinsella’s room during half-time in yesterday’s Allianz Football League Division One(...)

Dublin had a detailed game plan to cope with Aidan O’Shea, with Mayo setting up how Jim Gavin expected. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Whenever this Mayo team lose a big championship game now, it is impossible not to feel sympathy for them. For a second consecutive summer, they have c(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Dublin’s Philly McMahon scoring his side’s second goal in Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the last players to leave the field on Saturday evening was Keith Higgins of Mayo. The Ballyhaunis natural is 30 years old and still has future(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scoring his side’s third goal in Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Gathering dust in future record books, this All-Ireland semi-final might look predictable: Mayo again coming up short(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea under pressure from Cian O’Sullivan and Philly McMahon of Dublin during the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

By and large, it isn’t Jim Gavin’s way to go looking for headlines. Indeed, when he walked himself into a bit of bother with a Newstalk interview earl(...)

Referee Joe McQuillan awards Mayo a penalty on Sunday. With no help from a TMO, a ref must depend on linesmen who pick up only half of what’s going on and umpires who are just along for the ride. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Watching Dublin versus Mayo on Sunday, I was trying to think was there any worse job in the world than being a referee. I couldn’t come up with one. I(...)

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty celebrates scoring the opening goal with Colm McFadden during the  All-Ireland  Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Now, what about that 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final when Mayo decimated a jaded Donegal? It should be closer next Saturday as(...)

Derry’s Sean Leo McGoldrick and Down’s Damien Turley tussle for the ball. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Derry 0-12 Down 0-11 Derry football put itself back on the map. Just. They got lost trying to find their way out of Celtic Park and nearly lost the g(...)

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