Colm Cooper

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Ireland captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks perform  the Haka in 1989. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Best Crossing The Line by Willie Anderson and Brendan Fanning (Reach Sport, €19.99) The best books this year are rugby books. This, it’s fair to (...)

Callum Robinson speaks to the press. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Vaccination rates continues to be a struggle for professional soccer teams with rates among Premier League players significantly lower than the genera(...)

An ESRI study in 2018 showed that intercounty players were dedicating 31 hours a week to their involvement in Galeic games. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Twenty four years ago, we were also getting ready for a special congress. It arrived on November 1st and was the first such event in 12 years. It beca(...)

 Peter Canavan and his son Darragh Canavan after Saturday’s All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘The son of God’ Already, inevitably, given the nickname ‘the son of God’, Darragh Canavan has claimed his first All-Ireland senior medal at the age (...)

  Peter Canavan in action against Kerry in the 2005 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

2003 Tyrone 0-13 Kerry 0-6 - Croke Park, All-Ireland semi-final Six years after the Tyrone minors edged Kerry in extra-time of their semi-final repla(...)

David Moran is in fine form for Kerry ahead of the crunch All-Ireland semi-final with Tyrone. File photograph: Inpho

Playing for Kerry is a form of roulette. In the pulsating aftermath of the one-sided Munster final, Kerry manager Peter Keane stood in Fitzgerald stad(...)

Kerry’s Killian Spillane blocks a shot by Colm O’Callaghan of Cork during the Munster SFC Final at  Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

If it wasn’t already blindingly obvious, a quick crunching of the numbers neatly explains how Kerry have bludgeoned teams into submission this season.(...)

Mayo’s Enda Hession in action against Paddy Small of Dublin during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They always say that the last thing a good boxer loses is his punch. He might get old, he might slow, he might get it tight to make the weight. But he(...)

Mayo’s Jordan Flynn celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

House on fire. Because Mayo keep on turning up, it was always likely that they would be the team to draw Dublin’s six-year All-Ireland conquering tear(...)

Paul Geaney’s son Paudi lifts the Munster Cup as Kerry celebrate their victory over Cork in Killarney. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

I was delighted to see a much improved Kerry on Sunday in Killarney. I still think they are a level below Dublin but you can see that they’re going th(...)

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