Former Waterford manager Derek McGrath, right,  with former selector Dan Shanahan. “If Dan wasn’t as diligent and as innovative as he was, that iconic status wears off in no time. But that never happened.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On a Saturday night in Tralee a few years back, we arrived to the press box to find two seats were being kept for a couple of late arrivals. Just as t(...)

Clare captain Francis McInerney celebrates with fans after the victory over Kerry in the 1992 Munster SFC Final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday, July 19th 1992, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Munster SFC final: Clare 2-10, Kerry 0-12 Time mightn’t be integral to sporting shocks but it’s oft(...)

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(...)

Kerry’s Jason Foley and Tom O’Sullivan tackle Con O’Callaghan of Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s just like Phil Collins warned. We are in too deep. It’s Dublin versus Kerry every day and all the time now. It’s the sky blue and navy versus the(...)

Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

Austin Stacks GAA club’s first female chairperson, Máiread Fernane. ‘I don’t want to be crying coming down on Sunday,’ she says. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

They don’t do false modesty in Kerry. And why should they, when they have won 37 All-Irelands? The mural on the gable wall at the top of Rock Street(...)

Derrynane GAA in South Kerry. Photograph: Mike Curran

Gazing across St Mary’s pitch in Cahersiveen, Brian O’Sullivan considers its history. The club was founded in 1929 but the history of Gaelic Games in (...)

The saloon car pulls into the K-Circle station on the outskirts of Castle bar at exactly quarter past the hour. You could make easy quips about zero-s(...)

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(...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan has won his first All Star. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin’s record equalling four-in-a-row All-Ireland success has been complemented by seven PwC All Stars in the 2018 awards selection but for the fift(...)

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