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Brian Fenton, Ciaran Kilkenny and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

News comes this hairy Monday morning of a last-minute change to the GAA’s proposals around a tiered football championship. After looking at it every w(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

Kerry’s Seán O’Shea and Dublin’s Brian Fenton at the drawn All-Ireland SFC  final in Croke Park on September 1st. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC Final Replay: Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Saturday, 6pm - Live on RTÉ and Sky Sports On Saturday evening in Croke Park, in what promi(...)

The Top of Coom bar in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry. It is Ireland’s highest pub at 1,045ft above sea level.

We were leaving Kenmare on Monday evening after a suitably ringed weekend and debating the best way back into Killarney. There is no such thing as the(...)

Kerry’s Seán O’Shea and Dublin’s Brian Fenton at the  All-Ireland SFC final at Croke Park on September 1st. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For the Kerry and Dublin players, Saturday is going to be one of the longest days. Handling the morning of an All-Ireland final is a skill in itself. (...)

Kerry’s John O’Keeffe in action in July 1982. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

With his precise demeanour and dislike of overstatement, John O’Keeffe steps gingerly around the idea that this is the 50th anniversary of his first s(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves from Paul Murphy of Kerry during the  All-Ireland senior football final  at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

History will have to take a number and get in line. If there’s a five-in-a-row in Dublin, they’ll need to wait another fortnight to gather it in. All (...)

Dublin manager shakes Jonny Cooper’s hand after he was shown a red card in the All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They say destiny is knowing something about yourself that no one else does. Jim Gavin didn’t seem to know whether it was faith or fate which meant thi(...)

David Moran: without a a huge performance from their inspirational midfielder Kerry will not win the All-Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The countdown is gathering pace now and the heartbeat quickens. This will be a memorable week in two counties that have given the GAA its emblematic (...)

Peter Keane: “We are on a fast track here and we are hoping we won’t fall off the track.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There are some people in Kerry who will tell you next Sunday’s All-Ireland football final isn’t so much about the winning as it is stopping Dublin fro(...)

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