Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara  made his  name during Dublin’s junior All-Ireland winning campaign in 2008. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s been a long, and for some players more than others, a winding road to Croke Park for the All-Ireland senior football final. The Dublin and Tyron(...)

David Clifford celebrates after scoring Kerry’s late goal in the All-Ireland quarter-final Super 8 game against Monaghan at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Monaghan 1-17 Kerry 1-17 The scoreboard has no room for nuance. Nobody pretended here afterwards that David Clifford’s goal in the 74th minute was an(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford is tackled by Dublin’s  Jonny Cooper. There is a lot of expectation in Kerry su-rrounding Clifford and his young team-mates. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The last time Kerry played Clare in Killarney was two years ago – the crowd was about 11,000 or so that day. Not the worst there’s ever been but nothi(...)

Seán O’Shea: strong, square-shouldered and always willing, he has been the focal point of Kerry’s attack playing at centre-forward. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eight minutes into Kerry’s game against Monaghan three weeks back, they were in danger of losing sight of their opposition just as surely as we were i(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan: “If we’d beaten Dublin once we could have beaten them two or three times, and have two or three All-Irelands.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A little over three months out from a Connacht football championship showdown with Galway, Lee Keegan had hoped Castlebar might look a little more li(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully made his mark in the O’Byrne Cup competition. He is cool and clever in his use of possession, hardworking and with pace to burn. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bragging rights and silverware aside, when the 2017 season is done with, the national football league will be looked back on in terms of the fresh tal(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney tackles Michael Darragh Macauley of Dublin during Saturday’s draw in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 0-13 Dublin 0-13 They won’t be hung, this Dublin team. Kerry had them on the gallows, they had the rope in place and the stool just ready to be(...)

Austin Stacks 3-12 Feale Rangers 0-3: Kieran Donaghy’s Stacks will face Dr Crokes and Colm Cooper in the Kerry county senior football final after a f(...)