Clare captain Francis McInerney celebrates with fans after the victory over Kerry in the 1992 Munster SFC Final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday, July 19th 1992, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Munster SFC final: Clare 2-10, Kerry 0-12 Time mightn’t be integral to sporting shocks but it’s oft(...)

 A huge crowd of  91,092 spectators at the Fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the famed Melbourne Cricket Ground in December 2013. Photograph:    Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Filtering the experience of a global landmark like the MCG through International Rules might appear like remembering Croke Park for a rodeo (yes, it d(...)

Seamus Moynighan: “We should not be changing rules so that these guys can come over, look at our game and see who they like.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We anticipated a gentle stroll down memory lane with one of the true greats of Kerry football but a half hour sit-down with Séamus Moynihan turned in(...)

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(...)

Will  Mayo players spend the next few weeks mourning the loss of Tom Parsons to injury? That’s not how it works. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tom Parsons will be hearing a lot of soothing words this week, so many of them that he’ll be nearly wishing someone would give out to him. Best wishes(...)

Dublin warm up in front their fans in Portlaoise. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were in the television studio in Portlaoise early on Saturday so I got a perfect view of Dublin as they pulled into the ground. Everything about th(...)

Colm Cooper celebrates scoring a goal against Cork in the closing minutes of the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final replay at Croke Park.

In Colm Cooper’s first game for Kerry, we were playing Laois in a Division Two league final in Limerick. He was still only 18 and jerseys were a lot b(...)

Outdoing Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dessie Farrell: “The organisation is in a really good place and 14 years is a long time to be in the position.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Dessie Farrell removes his glasses and waves from across the lounge in the Croke Park Hotel. We were supposed to meet across the road in Croke Park bu(...)

A despondent Liam McHale leaves the pitch after being sent  off in the 1996 All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

00 The 2000 final replay was the first to be played on a Saturday. Although the tradition is well established now so as to minimise the effect on c(...)

Mayo’s age profile is a huge help to them. You look around that Mayo team and it’s very hard to pick out a selfish player. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Like all washed-up former players, I look forward to All-Ireland finals far more now than I did when I was playing. During my career, if I wasn’t invo(...)

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