Mikey Sheehy

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Jim Gavin has very few sacred cows. We’ll find out as the summer goes along whether Philly McMahon is. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Yesterday morning, I collected Mikey Sheehy in Tralee and pointed the car for south Kerry. We had a couple of very important jobs to do, the second of(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action during last month’s All-Ireland hurling final defeat to Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Prelude Last year was the big breakthrough for Galway hurling, a first All-Ireland title in 29 years. Joe Canning was central to the achievement. In (...)

Ollie Campbell: led Ireland to their first ever  Test series win (2-0) in Australia in 1979.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The impending arrival of Pope Francis to Ireland on Saturday and the only previous papal visit, that of John Paul 11 in September, 1979 can be linked (...)

Kerry’s David Clifford celebrates scoring the dramatic late equalising goal against Monaghan in Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Maurice Fitzgerald strolled past David Clifford moments before Sunday’s tumultuous affair in Clones, just as the 19-year-old seemed to balloon a shot(...)

Former Kerry footballer and manager Mick O’Dwyer with the Sam Maguire trophy during a civic reception hosted by Kerry County Council in his honour. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Kerry footballing legend Mick O’Dwyer was presented - once again - with the Sam Maguire trophy at a civic reception to honour him in Tralee on Monday.(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice: an official announcement from Kerry GAA is expected this week to confirm that he  is remaining. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Éamonn Fitzmaurice ended speculation on whether he was going to see out the final year of his term as Kerry football manager in the wake of Kerry’s di(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan in action against  Keith Higgins of Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s very rare that you come away from an All-Ireland final with mixed feelings. As long as I’ve been going to them, the best team wins the All-Irelan(...)

Tyrone lose to Kerry in the 1986 All Ireland Final. Will things be any different against Dublin on Sunday? Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The first All-Ireland final I ever went to was Tyrone v Kerry in 1986. My dad’s name came out of the hat in a club raffle a few days beforehand and, j(...)

Galway’s Johnny Heaney celebrates scoring his second goal in the All-Ireland SFC Round 4A qualifier against Donegal at   Markievicz Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 4-17 Donegal 0-14 A summer’s evening can change everything. Galway came into Markievicz Park – easily one of the wonders of world sporting sta(...)

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice took over from Jack O’Connor in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For a county so steeped in honour and tradition Kerry has a slightly odd relationship with its football managers. Some lasted forever, some ended too(...)

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