The Kerry team dejected after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 Shane Ryan In the first half Kerry retained all 10 of their kick-outs. And 13 from 13 thereafter. Ryan knew when to go short, and when he went long(...)

 Con O’Callaghan celebrates one of his two goals during Dublin’s  2-6 blitz against Mayo.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson

1 Dublin’s 2-6 in 12 minutes v Mayo Croke Park, August 10th A vulgar display of power (one for the metallers, there). It was the game of the year a(...)

  Mayo manager James Horan celebrates at the final  whistle following the victory over Donegal at McHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Minutes after the final whistle, the Mayo clans began to make the usual plans for an August visit to Dublin. Lodgings to secure, vintage Padden and Mc(...)

Diarmuid O’Connor is back in contention for Mayo as they take on Donegal in Saturday’s crucial Super 8s clash in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY Mayo v Donegal, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 6.0 (live on Sky Sport Arena) On the one hand there is no available data to support the idea that (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy kicks a late free to equalise the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 1-20 Kerry 1-20 A year after Kerry had produced a cracking draw against Ulster opposition in Clones, they repeated the trick in Croke Park on(...)

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(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien and Killian O’Hanlon of Cork battle for the ball at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-19 Cork 3-10 A track record like Cork’s going into this Championship fixture on Saturday evening can have a distorting effect: no win for sev(...)

Kevin McLaughlin misses the late free to draw the game against Roscommon. But I’d be surprised if Mayo weren’t still standing after Donegal and Roscommon have fallen away.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was a good weekend for the teams at the level just below the top of the football championship. I’d say it’s fairly clear at this stage that Dublin(...)

Lee Keegan rues a missed chance. Keegan,   Diarmuid O’Connor and Kevin McLoughlin all missed routine opportunities – the exact  sort you never see a Dublin player miss. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Greta Thunberg needn’t worry herself. Saturday night in Castlebar was a reminder that some things are hardy enough to survive the worst of whatever th(...)

If this Monday morning has you feeling a little like Jacob Stockdale, we’re here to turn you into Keith Earls. Gavin Cummiskey and John O’Sullivan hav(...)

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