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Kerry’s  Jack Sherwood gets up above  Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“A Kerry player,” says Peter Keane, “you are kicking ball against a gable of a wall since you are knee high. You want to play on a day like this, don’(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Referee Cathal McAllister admonishes Grey Kennedy as he returns to the sideline after catching the ball from Kilkenny’s TJ Reid’s quickly-taken short free at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You have to hand it to Gregory Kennedy. (And sure even if you puck it at him, he’ll just catch it and throw it back.) Ah, come on. I know we’re all (...)

Kerry’s David Moran and Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh of Galway at Croke Park last Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

I’ve seen this movie before. I’ve been in the cast myself. I’ve heard all the lines. When things go wrong in Kerry football, they really go wrong. Nob(...)

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.(...)

Marc Ó Sé and Anthony Daly at the eir Sport pack season launch.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“He is classically the type of man who would miss the warning signals, the quiet rhythms of the assassins’ murmurs, the hints that he was about to be(...)

Mayo’s Colm McMenamon celebrates with fans after beating Kerry in the 1996 All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

It was a different world: before the qualifiers restructured the championship and before the calendar year redefined the season. Yet the 1996 All-Irel(...)

Marc Ó Sé retires from Kerry with five All-Ireland titles and three league medals. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Every great dynasty comes to an end, and in the modern or even ancient era of Gaelic football, none have come greater than the Ó Sés from West Kerry:(...)

Kerry boss Éamonn Fitzmaurice: ‘We need to win a match against Dublin, and we need to do it soon.’ Photograph: Inpho

Éamonn Fitzmaurice has said his decision to stay on as manager of Kerry was made in July, after the Kingdom’s Munster final win over Tipperary. On Tu(...)

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