David Gough has been selected to referee the All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

David Gough has been selected to referee the All-Ireland SFC final between Dublin and Kerry on September 1st. 36-year-old Gough is from Meath, but li(...)

Tyrone’s Michael McKernan  gets in  Adrian Spillane’s face on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There used to be a fella locally who was known around the place as the laziest man alive. The lengths this lad would go to in order to avoid work were(...)

Kerry’s Tommy Walsh and Frank Burns of Tyrone during their All-Ireland SFC semi-final at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

At half-time, Tommy Walsh trotted onto the field with the rest of the Kerry team. For Kingdom supporters, the big Tralee man was like an emblem of a m(...)

Ronan Wallace: features in a  vigilant and effective Westmeath defence. Photograph: Laszlo Ceczo/Inpho

Allianz Football League, Division Three final Westmeath v Laois, Croke Park, 4.45 [Live TG4] A rather bigger focus than might have been anticipated (...)

Peter Keane takes over as Kerry manager hoping to restore that winning feeling to the county. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s different for Kerry. The county moves further past the Ó Sé era of its history with a kaleidoscope of questions filling the sky. But in Kerry, al(...)

Stephen O’Brien in action against Kildare at Fitzgerald Stadium. “There’s this thing about Kerry having a bad year but we only just had one bad performance.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We don’t know if Stephen O’Brien’s name was mentioned in the infamous letter sent to a Kerry player last year and, in truth, it’s probably better that(...)

Mayo senior football manager James Horan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Horan and Terry Hyland will return to the sideline and to familiar game day routines when they convene in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday for a low(...)

 Cian Lynch and his Limerick team-mates celebrate their All-Ireland win over Galway at Croke park in August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All Blacks We waited 111 years for Ireland’s first victory over New Zealand, now we have two in two years. It’s becoming a habit. “As of now Ireland (...)

Weeshie Fogarty at Fitzgerald Stadium: his great love of football was evident in his career as a player, a referee and later as a broadcaster. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

For GAA enthusiasts in the afterlife, it has recently become more difficult to get a word in edgeways with the sad departures on successive Sundays of(...)

Darran O’Sullivan of Kerry on his way to scoring against Armagh in 2006. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan has retired from inter-county football with four All-Ireland medals and an All Star. He joins Donnchadh Walsh, Kieran Donag(...)

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