Donie Buckley

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Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

That their best tacklers are positioned in the full forward tells you everything you need to know about Mayo’s 2020 edition. Aidan O’Shea, Cillian O’(...)

Former Kerry footballer Darran O’Sullivan believes sports psychology can play a part in reviving the side. File photograph: Sportsfile

Kerry footballers are used to the dirt of winter gossip blowing into their faces and Darran O’Sullivan has responded to the latest of it with some dir(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly celebrate the victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been an irony that a year replete with possibilities for headline writers may well end up not just without a 20/20 vision of the football year (...)

Kerry selector Donie Buckley at the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final between Kerry and Tyrone at Croke Park on August 11th, 2019.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The announcement at the weekend that Kerry football coach Donie Buckley was to leave the county’s management came as a surprise for many, especially o(...)

1. SHANE RYAN (Rathmore) @Shane_r14 Age: 23 Height: 6’2” Weight: 14st 2lbs Acquitted himself quite well. Sign-posted vulnerability on re-starts occas(...)

Kerry selector Donie Buckley: 'He’d always talk about initial contact – when you go into the tackle you should be turning the player or slowing him down.' Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The standout achievements by Kerry in the drawn All-Ireland final was the tactical clamp that prevented Dublin flooding into their customary scoring z(...)

Despite crucifying defeats and outlandish ill-luck and decision making, the Green and Red have been ignoring the writers and naysayers, prophesying their demise since 2014.

Football won’t end this Mayo team. Physiology will. That and old age. The 2011 All Ireland semi-finals heralded a new age in football. Jim McGuinness (...)

Mayo celebrate their league final win in Croke Park. It was a deserved success and long-time observers were impressed by the game management that conclusively saw off Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“The biggest thing is that it endorses and reinforces the work that we are doing on the training field. It’s a bit of tin and I’m sure in five weeks’ (...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton and Ciarán Kilkenny celebrate with the Allianz Football League Division One  trophy in 2018. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

Cavan Cavan make their way on to the field Manager: Mickey Graham (1st season) Selectors: Dermot McCabe, Martin Corey Last good leagu(...)

Kerry versus Kildare in Super 8s in August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the first half of August’s Super 8s game between Kerry and Kildare, the visiting Lilywhites reeled off 1-5 without reply and led by six points(...)

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