Cian O Neill

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Peadar Healy could struggle to keep Cork in Division Two. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork Status: Steadily dropping. Last year’s unlucky relegation was followed by a first defeat by Tipperary since the 1940s and a fourth year of wat(...)

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice took over from Jack O’Connor in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For a county so steeped in honour and tradition Kerry has a slightly odd relationship with its football managers. Some lasted forever, some ended too(...)

 Eamonn Fitzmaurice looks set to extend his tenure as Kerry manager. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice appears set to extend his term as Kerry senior football manager, his reappointment going before club delegates at Tuesday night’s m(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice shake hands after Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such are the cruel and at times unbearably high expectations of Kerry football that even after one of their finest performances of recent times a larg(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice puts it all on the line on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Only in Kerry. Éamonn Fitzmaurice goes into this All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin knowing that he kind of has to win or else he kind of has to go(...)

Kevin McLaughlin has been allocated the role of sweeper by Mayo manager Stephen Rochford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Mayo arrive at Croke Park this weekend for a sixth successive All-Ireland semi-final, extending the record they already hold for a Connacht county. Th(...)

Mayo will hope to work their way back into All-Ireland contention via the qualifiers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo will face Kildare as they look to continue their recovery in the All-Ireland qualifiers and build towards yet another assault on Sam Maguire. Mo(...)

Westmeath’s Denis Corroon celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Westmeath 1-12 Kildare 1-11 In the long and ignoble history of Kildare finding ways to lose championship matches, this one was a doozy. Seven minutes(...)

Wexford’s David Power and Kildare’s Cian O’Neill at the Championship quarter-final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Kildare are through to a Leinster semi-final but there was no hiding the disappointment with the manner of victory. As a team that spent the spring (...)

Wexford’s Ciaran Lyng will hope to help his side to a surprise victory over Kildare at Croke Park. Photo: Inpho

If there’s to be a shock at all in the football championship this weekend, this has the look of where we might have it. Kildare were impressive for (...)

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