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Michael Quirke: “I think it was definitely worth it. I do. I think the GAA did an incredible job to be honest with you.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And just like that, the championship is half over. We’ve hardly had time to get a bit of wear out of the good winter coat and already the season is l(...)

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor and Mayo manager John Maughan pictured with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and the Sam Maguire trophy  ahead of the 2004 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The world turns and in Portlaoise on Sunday, John Maughan and Jack O’Connor take opposite dugouts for the Offaly-Kildare Leinster championship quarter(...)

Kildare manager Mick O’Dwyer and captain Glen Ryan celebrate Kildare’s Leinster final replay win over Dublin in 2000. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster SFC final, July 30th, 2000: Kildare 0-14, Dublin 0-14 Replay, August 12th, 2000: Kildare 2-11, Dublin 0-12 If and when this year’s football (...)

Jack O’Connor started his tenure as Kildare manager with a loss to Longford in the O’Byrne Cup. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

As first games go, this was something of a damp squib. An O’Byrne Cup defeat to Longford in St Conleths Park on a drab and chilly December afternoon (...)

Kildare’s Tommy Moolick shakes hands with Patrick Fox of Longford after the victory in the quarter-final replay at Tullamore. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kildare and Dublin have met at interesting junctures in their respective histories. This weekend in Croke Park both is and isn’t one of those occasion(...)

Longford’s Michael Quinn scores his team’s third goal against Kildare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 1-21 Longford 3-15 AET This was one of those draws where you’d struggle to make a cast-iron argument that either side deserved to win. It was(...)

Stephen O’Brien in action against Kildare at Fitzgerald Stadium. “There’s this thing about Kerry having a bad year but we only just had one bad performance.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We don’t know if Stephen O’Brien’s name was mentioned in the infamous letter sent to a Kerry player last year and, in truth, it’s probably better that(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates in front of Hill 16 after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Much of the steam produced by the annual championship draws has evaporated at this stage because of two influences: the new format in hurling, which m(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice at Fitzgerald Stadium during Saturday’s match against Kildare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 3-25 Kildare 2-16 Those closest to Éamonn Fitzmaurice sensed something wasn’t right. The season now played out before him, the Kerry manager wa(...)

Cian O’Neill: the Kildare manager led his county’s campaign for the game to be played in Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With the possible exception of ice cube bags and water supply there is no greater shortage in the country this weather than tickets for Saturday eveni(...)

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