Mick O Dwyer

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Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton with David Moran of Kerry during  the GAA  All-Ireland senior football final replay, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

It is a consoling thought for Kerry football supporters that the best years are still ahead for their talented young team. Seven of the team that lin(...)

 Jack O’Connor at  Croke Park, Dublin, in 2015. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

From Jack O’Connor’s home at St Finian’s Bay in south Kerry, overlooking the Atlantic, to Kildare’s Hawkfield training base outside Newbridge is a 645(...)

Dublin’s Brian Howard and Eoin Murchan celebrate five in a row. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The tumult on the pitch eventually subsided and by the time Dave Brubeck sounded a mellow finale, the fact sank in that this was history. It never fee(...)

Kerry’s John O’Keeffe in action in July 1982. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

With his precise demeanour and dislike of overstatement, John O’Keeffe steps gingerly around the idea that this is the 50th anniversary of his first s(...)

Former Kerry footballer Ger Power is one of just six footballers with eight All-Ireland medals.

Ger Power laughs as he recalls the oft-told story about the holiday the Kerry senior football team had planned if they won a fifth successive All-Irel(...)

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 (...)

Croke Park, Sunday: as Kerry and Tyrone warmed up to an atmosphere more fitting for a league semi-final, the general pall around the place felt like a pretty straightforward reaction to Dublin’s awesome second half the previous night. Photograph: Tommy Dickson: ©INPHO

Mad the things you find in an idle hour. Hopping over a few lily pads online during the week, this column came across a news story in The Irish Times (...)

Peter Canavan: retained an unshakeable belief that he would win an All-Ireland for Tyrone. He led the county to success in 2003 and won a second medal in 2005. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tyrone’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry on Sunday is the latest contest in a rivalry spanning four decades, every one of which has seen the Ulst(...)

Stephen Rochford: his presence on Donegal sideline could serve to inspire Mayo in what promises  to be some battle.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

If you want to know letting bygones be bygones, you only need to hear one story from the weekend. Mick O’Dwyer was supposed to be going to Croke Park(...)

Kildare’s Tommy Moolick shakes hands with Patrick Fox of Longford after the victory in the quarter-final replay at Tullamore. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kildare and Dublin have met at interesting junctures in their respective histories. This weekend in Croke Park both is and isn’t one of those occasion(...)

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