Brendan Kealy

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 The coffin arrives at St Agatha’s Church, North William Street, Dublin  for the funeral of actor Jean Costello. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

The funeral of Fair City actress Jean Costello, who played Rita Doyle in the series, has heard she was “the life and soul of the party” and “would alw(...)

Kerry versus Kildare in Super 8s in August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the first half of August’s Super 8s game between Kerry and Kildare, the visiting Lilywhites reeled off 1-5 without reply and led by six points(...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney tackles Michael Darragh Macauley of Dublin during Saturday’s draw in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 0-13 Dublin 0-13 They won’t be hung, this Dublin team. Kerry had them on the gallows, they had the rope in place and the stool just ready to be(...)

Dean Rock and Cillian O’Connor will play key roles in this year’s All-Ireland football final. Photographs: Inpho

On Sunday week arguably the two best free-takers in Gaelic football will take to Croke Park for the All-Ireland final. Dean Rock and Cillian O’Conno(...)

Brian Kelly: the Killarney Legion man has started all three of this summer’s matches, ahead of Brendan Kealy who was last year’s All Star goalkeeper. Photograph: James Crombie /Inpho

Just how bad can the Kerry kickout be, that the county is afire with talk of midfielder Bryan Sheehan playing in goal for this weekend’s All-Ireland (...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony is sent off by referee Eddie Kinsella at the Division One final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Most managers will tell you they learn as much in defeat as in victory, although Eamonn Fitzmaurice was not being as philosophical as that. Defeat to(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony receives a red card for a challenge on Dublin’s Jonny Cooper during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 2-18 Kerry 0-13 It was appropriate on a day of commemoration that the doomed attempts of an ancient culture to break the shackles of contemp(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Mikey Sweeney replaces Lee Keegan in the Mayo side to meet Dublin in Castlebar on Saturday night. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has made no change to his announced team to face Mayo on Saturday evening in the AFL Division One match in Castlebar. The s(...)

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