Stephen O Brien

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Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien  in action in the All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final in  Croke Park last year. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien has backed the drug testing regime for inter-county players. He was commenting on the controversy that has subsequently seen C(...)

Adrian Varley of Galway and Graham O’Sullivan of Kerry. Photograph: Keith Wiseman/Inpho

Kerry 1-15 Galway 2-11 Kerry fashioned a great escape on their home patch with a late goal from Paul Geaney that turned the second half on its head. (...)

 Galway goalkeeper Conor Gleeson is put under pressure by David Clifford of Kerry. Photo: Keith Wiseman/Inpho

Kerry 1-15 Galway 2-11 Kerry fashioned a great escape on their home patch with a late goal from Paul Geaney that turned the second half upon its head(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford kicks a point to level the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-19 Kerry 1-19 Long may they dance, these two. Dublin and Kerry tangled and tangoed into the night in the first league game of the year, endi(...)

Stephen O’Brien has his goal effort  saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland final replay at Croke Park in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I definitely should have scored,” says Stephen O’Brien as he recalls his crucial goal chance in the All-Ireland final replay against Dublin. It does(...)

Hurler of the Year Séamus Callanan, left, of Tipperary and PwC GAA GPA Footballer of the Year Stephen Cluxton of Dublin with their awards at the PwC All-Stars 2019 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton admitted that he was unsure if he would continue to play on after he was named the Footballer of the Year on Friday nig(...)

Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton challenge for the ball with Kerry’s  David Moran during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 As if to honour the occasion, Dublin completed their five-in-a-row ascent on history with the county’s best display in an All-(...)

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