Mick O'Dwyer

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Tomas O’Se of Kerry with Bryan Cullen of Dublin in the  All-Ireland SFC final in 2011. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin-Kerry: it’s become like one of those genetic sequences that has mutated drastically in a short space of time. Suddenly Kerry, comfortably the m(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates   with the Sam Maguire after beating Tyrone in the All-Ireland   Football Championship final in  Croke Park last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The sad irony of Eugene McGee’s death just as the football championship begins has been remarked on: Dublin shortly become only the third county to st(...)

In the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final Tyrone defeated Kerry in a high-energy display of swarm tackling but also superior kicking. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We live in the present, not in the future. Nearly 30 years ago I asked a senior colleague what it had been like to cover football in Kerry’s ‘Golden Y(...)

Kerry’s manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his daughter Faye after his final game in charge against Kildare in Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was the worst of both worlds: the intimacy of an NFL fixture in November combined with the sensibilities of a Premier League soccer match. Dublin h(...)

The Dublin team during the National Anthem  before their league encounter with Kerry. There is  the suspicion whereas Dublin are tipping along nicely that their main rivals are slipping slightly. Photograph: Inpho

Most late, working nights in Croke Park are bathed in the remains of the summer daylight but a 4pm throw-in in early March wouldn’t come into that cat(...)

Current Dublin manager Jim Gavin in action for the county in the 12-point defeat of Kerry in in the  league clash at Parnell Park in March 1998. Gavin scored three points on the day.  Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

Dublin-Kerry: the delve for 12 In the aftermath of Dublin’s big win over Kerry in Croke Park, there was some discussion about whether the 2-17 to 0-1(...)

Mickey Harte:  has been trying to retame the wilderness for 10 years at this stage but   his conviction that he is capable of doing so has not wavered. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In Keith Duggan’s revealing interview with Tyrone manager Mickey Harte on the day this season began just under a fortnight ago, there were flashes and(...)

Billy Morgan: synonymous with the rise of Nemo Rangers as a football power. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sunday’s Munster club football final has a familiar ring as another Cork-Kerry contest between Nemo Rangers and Dr Crokes but the rivalry at county l(...)

Former Offaly footballer Matt Connor with ex-Kerry star  Jack O’Shea at the inductees event at the GAA Museum Hall of Fame in Croke Park. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Jack O’Shea, Kerry’s outstanding centrefielder of the Mick O’Dwyer era, says he doesn’t expect there to be much change in Saturday’s All-Ireland repla(...)

 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(...)