Kieran Donaghy

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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(...)

Kilkenny man Steven Scallan shows the Underdogs selectors what it meant to him to be involved in the squad. Photograph: TG4

TG4’s Underdogs series follows the journey of some of the best club players from around the country as they prepare to take on Dublin on October 19th.(...)

Kerry’s Anthony Maher challenges Clare’s Cathal O’Connor during the Munster SFC semi-final at Fitzgerald Stadium in June. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Midfielder Anthony Maher has become the latest of a gifted generation of Kerry footballers to announce his retirement after representing the county fo(...)

Dublin line up against Tyrone. Lack of competition has long been a reality in the GAA. Three counties have won 75 per cent of the hurling All-Irelands whereas two share an entire half of the football titles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On Monday it was revealed – a few days earlier than intended I believe – that the intercounty team we will be facing later this month is Dublin. The U(...)

Kieran Donaghy with Tommy Walsh: the two players’ paths largely diverged after  the heady days of 2008/9. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

We have found ourselves back in 2008 quite a bit over the last few weeks. First of all it was the current Tyrone team, inviting comparison to that mag(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy celebrates a goal in the 2014 All-Ireland final victory over Donegal at Croke Park.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kieran Donaghy was the breath of fresh air that kept blowing through Kerry football for a dozen years. He has left the scene just as he entered; a fu(...)

The ‘Underdogs’ head out for their first match in Kiltoom, Co Roscommon.

TG4’s Underdogs series follows the journey of some of the best club players from around the country as they prepare to take on a county team. To be el(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy takes to the field for his last ever match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kieran Donaghy has retired from the Kerry senior footballers 13 years after making his debut in the 2005 Munster final. Since then ‘Star’ has won sev(...)

Action shots from the 2018 and 2008 All-Ireland football finals. Photographs: Inpho

My advice to Tyrone fans still reeling from last Sunday’s All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin is to watch the 2008 final, it's on YouTube. It(...)

 David Clifford  squeezes the ball past the Monaghan defence and goalkeeper Rory Beggan in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The football final appears in front of us like a grubby-faced child that nobody has the heart to go at with a wipe. A foregone conclusion at the end o(...)

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