Kerry’s David Clifford gets away from Cork’s Kevin Flahive during the Munster semi-final at  Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 0-11 Kerry 0-23 This was no 12-point game. Kerry were obviously the better side, no ifs or buts or maybes. But they were made to labour for thei(...)

Galway’s Dylan McHugh in action against Mayo’s  s Pádraig O’Hora in last year’s Connacht final at Croke Park.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

These are the days the split season hath made. Time was, the early part of the GAA championships were taken up with one big match a weekend, usually(...)

Mayo’s Pádraig O’Hora and David Clifford of Kerry clash during the Allianz Football League Division One  Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry wouldn’t normally like to make such a show of winning the league but some hammerings are hard to avoid. They came to Croke Park just shy of bein(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford is challenged by  Mayo’s Pádraig O’Hora during the Allianz Football League Division One  Final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry 3-19 Mayo 0-13 Capable of more varied motivations than a Stanislavski studio, the Allianz football league final eventually went the way of the (...)

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor during league match against Monaghan. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

In the court of Kerry football, they have always been clear-eyed about the difference between romance and sentiment. Yes, the sweeping, epic grandeur (...)

Jack Barry in action for Kerry against Armagh’s Niall Grimley during the Division One clash at the Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

Seven weeks ago Jack O’Connor appeared somewhat befuddled by the fact Kildare had pulled them back to draw their opening game of the Allianz Football (...)

Seán Cavanagh: ‘I think it’s fairly petty of the GAA to be trying to be seen as taking something away from the players and restricting the players.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Tyrone captain and secretary of the Gaelic Players Association, Seán Cavanagh, has come out strongly in favour of their ongoing media blackout (...)

Kerry’s David Clifford  celebrates his goal during the Allianz Football League Division One  game at the Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

Armagh 0-13 Kerry 1-13 Armagh haven’t quite stood up to Kerry like this since they beat them in the All-Ireland final two decades ago. With a little(...)

Kerry’s Joe O’Connor celebrates scoring a goal with Tommy Walsh and Paudie Clifford. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Only in Kerry could there be so much interest in a footballer who has played so little for his county. Among the many positives aired by manager Jac(...)

Kerry’s Paudie Clifford is challenged by Matthew Ruane of Mayo during the Allianz Football League Division  One game at  Austin Stack Park in Tralee. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 1-12 Mayo 0-14 It was mentioned in passing that in recent years Kerry beating Mayo in Tralee is a rare thing, Saturday night’s win sealing the(...)

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