Colm Cooper

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Andy McEntee’s side need to beat Mayo in Navan on Sunday after losing their opening two games in the league. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Two games in and already Meath are looking like plankton in Division One. Only London have scored less than them across the four leagues. Kerry have a(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton fires the wnning free into the Hill 16 end with the final decisive act of the 2011 All-Ireland final against Kerry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

September 18th, 2011: Dublin 1-12 Kerry 1-11   In more sombre moments I could concede that my life may have been measured out with coffee spoon(...)

Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

Austin Stacks GAA club’s first female chairperson, Máiread Fernane. ‘I don’t want to be crying coming down on Sunday,’ she says. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

They don’t do false modesty in Kerry. And why should they, when they have won 37 All-Irelands? The mural on the gable wall at the top of Rock Street(...)

In 2003 Tyrone whipped themselves into a welter of energy and fury and blindly crowded whatever player in green and gold happened to have the football. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Certain cinema scenes remain imperishable: the shark fin coming out of the summer waters in Amity; the extra-terrestrial in the bicycle basket; Henry (...)

Meath’s Padraic Harnan and Michael Murphy of Donegal in action. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A welcome return 2019 will henceforth be known as the summer of resurrection, the restoration of a dying breed, the return of one of the greatest sig(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh has won his last seven matches against Mayo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway’s defensive system is made for predictable attacks, and that’s why it holds up so well against Mayo. In their last seven wins over Mayo – they(...)

The Corofin team celebrate with the the Andy Merrigan Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Corofin (Galway) 2-16 Dr Crokes (Kerry) 0-10 The anticipated summit between the clubs who had shared the last two AIB All-Ireland football titles nev(...)

Fionn Fitzgerald of Dr Crokes, Shane Mulligan of Mullinalaghta, Kieran Fitzgerald of Corofin and Kevin Cassidy of Gaoth Dobhair ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland club smei-finals. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Saturday February 16th AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal), Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon,(...)

Michael Burns  of Dr Crokes tangles with Conor Dennehy of St Finbarr’s during the AIB Munster Club SFC semi-final ar Dr Crokes in  Killarney. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Dr Crokes 5-20 St Finbarr’s 1-11 Dr Crokes defied treacherous conditions to put on a masterclass and qualify for another Munster club football final (...)

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