Kieran Donaghy

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A drawn All-Ireland final spins you around like Dorothy in the whirlwind. You see things fly past your eyes that you don’t have time to register. It’s(...)

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(...)

Kerry’s Tommy Walsh: “I was probably putting pressure on myself, and trying to do things at a hundred miles an hour, and things just weren’t coming off.”Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In September 2006, Kerry and Roscommon played out a gripping All-Ireland minor football final which ended in a 0-15 to 0-15 draw. The Kerry team was a(...)

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(...)

Mayo’s Fionn McDonagh surrounded by delighted fans following the victory over Donegal at MacHale Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“If I’d hair it would have been standing up on my head,” said Peter Canavan of the atmosphere in Castlebar which couldn’t even be dampened by the heav(...)

Meath’s Padraic Harnan and Michael Murphy of Donegal in action. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A welcome return 2019 will henceforth be known as the summer of resurrection, the restoration of a dying breed, the return of one of the greatest sig(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford and Brendan Harrison of Mayo in the Division One league final in Croke Park in March. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Everything comes back to brass tacks eventually. We can come up with structures and formats and tiers and all the rest of it until we’re blue in the f(...)

Practising at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:  Brian Arthur

The staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch is having “a transformative effect” on the seaside resort, according to local hotelier, Micha(...)

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(...)

Roscommon’s Andrew Glennon celebrates with delighted fans after the victory over Mayo in Castlebar. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You couldn’t but think of that person who opted not to vote for anyone in the local elections, instead writing “MAYO4SAM2019” all down their ballot pa(...)

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