Mayo’s Ciaran Treacy scores a goal. Photo: James Crombie /Inpho

Mayo 3-11 Kerry 2-10 Finally, it all came together for Mayo. A chilly afternoon in Croke Park ended with the Sawdoctors blasting out of the PA system(...)

Pupils working on their projects at  Educate Together Secondary School, Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork. They have replaced subjects for a week by  focusing on a phenomenon-based learning week. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Are secondary schools preparing students for life? Or are they just preparing them for the Leaving Cert points race and ignoring the kind of skills th(...)

Kerry’s Gavin O’Brien tackled by Brian Fenton and Michael Fitzsimons of Dublin at the Allianz Football League division 1 match at, Austin Stack Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14 Let Charles Darwin take the blame. Just when it felt like Gaelic football was somehow in danger of extinction, it finds i(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien scores a goal in Tralee. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14 Wow. Football may be losing some appeal, Dublin may be getting richer, only the greatest rivalry ever told will never grow old(...)

Stephen O’Brien in action against Kildare at Fitzgerald Stadium. “There’s this thing about Kerry having a bad year but we only just had one bad performance.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We don’t know if Stephen O’Brien’s name was mentioned in the infamous letter sent to a Kerry player last year and, in truth, it’s probably better that(...)

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(...)

Éamonn Fitzmaurice: When Kerry fans are nit-picking at the energy he’s showing, it’s obviously a symptom of something much bigger. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After just four minutes last Sunday, the loudest voice in Croke Park belonged to Liam Hassett. No matter where you were in the morgue/stadium, you cou(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford and Paul Geaney with Declan Kyne and Johnny Heaney of Galway all contesting a high ball. Photpgraph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-13 Kerry 1-10 When you’re bad you may as well be super bad. In a game where nothing appeared worthwhile other than the end result, Galway ro(...)

Stephen O’Brien celebrates scoring Kerry’s first goal at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At times in the second half of this Munster final, as Kerry chipped the ball around among themselves trying to look interested, you could hear a low t(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien scores their first goal past Mark White. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork 2-4 Kerry 3-18 This Munster Final was a bit of a game for a while and then it was nothing for an age. Kerry got nailed for two early goals and (...)

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