Michael Murphy: play a pivotal role for Donegal, he’s totally selfless, the controller in the middle of the park, the leader, incredibly disciplined and focused.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was the most significant weekend of the championship so far. The bigger teams all made their move and it was interesting to see the impact of top(...)

Stephen O’Brien celebrates scoring Kerry’s first goal at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At times in the second half of this Munster final, as Kerry chipped the ball around among themselves trying to look interested, you could hear a low t(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy: he has been  nominated for the Footballer of the Year award. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The release of the nominations’ list for this year’s PwC football All-Stars reflects Dublin’s historic achievement of a first All-Ireland football thr(...)

Kerry’s David Moran and Séamus O’Shea of Mayo in the side’s last championship meeting in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final Kerry v Mayo Croke Park, 3.30 Live, RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena In the space of a couple of weeks and on the back of Ros(...)

 Sean Cavanagh  lifts the cup after Tyrone win the Ulster championship. Of the four provincial champions, only Tyrone had  to play a Division One team along the way. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Philip Magowan

Now that the provinces have closed for business, it’s timely to reflect that the football championship has become like Russian roulette. Provincial ch(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Photograph: Kieran Murray/Inpho

Everybody has a handy cure for the hiccups, the only problem being none of them seem to work. That's four big hiccups now for Kerry football, a(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Photograph: Kieran Murray/Inpho

Everybody has a handy cure for the hiccups, the only problem being none of them seem to work. That's four big hiccups now for Kerry football, a(...)