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Jack O’Connor is to return as Kerry manager for a third term. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

So much for never going back. Assuming he is ratified at the county board meeting on Monday week, Jack O’Connor will take the reins as Kerry manager f(...)

 Peter Canavan and his son Darragh Canavan after Saturday’s All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘The son of God’ Already, inevitably, given the nickname ‘the son of God’, Darragh Canavan has claimed his first All-Ireland senior medal at the age (...)

Tyrone’s Conor Meyler, Padraig Hamspey, Ronan McNamee and Michael McKernan tackle Adrian Spillane of Kerry - It appeared as if Kerry hadn’t considered the advent of a blanket defence. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just like that, all has changed. As I watched the scenes in Croke Park at the final whistle on Saturday - Tyrone ecstasy, Kerry dazed - I thought back(...)

Before Saturday’s Lory Meagher Cup final, the Cavan hurlers last played a championship match at Jones’ Road in 1909. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tankings To beat an old drum, one of the accepted truisms of GAA analysis at present is that a tiered football championship would reduce the number o(...)

Paul Geaney’s son Paudi lifts the Munster Cup as Kerry celebrate their victory over Cork in Killarney. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

I was delighted to see a much improved Kerry on Sunday in Killarney. I still think they are a level below Dublin but you can see that they’re going th(...)

Cork’s Paul Kerrigan clashes with Gavin White of Kerry during the 2018 Munster SFC Final at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You might see him among the other faces in the crowd on Sunday, enjoying the panoramic view from the hills in Fitzgerald stadium. Paul Kerrigan was a (...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

Keith Higgins after the 2015 All-Ireland semi-final replay against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If the announcement on Saturday evening that Keith Higgins was taking his leave didn’t come as any great surprise, it was still an unwelcome reminder (...)

Armagh v Roscommon in the National League in October: Armagh had "home advantage", courtesy of self-portraits from over 3,000 primary school children across the county in the stands. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Crowds There weren’t any. And it took our pundits some time to adjust to the new normal. Eg Before Armagh played Roscommon at the Athletic Grounds: C(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy and Shane Enright try to separate Paul Galvin and Cork’s Noel O’Leary during the Munster final of 2013 at Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Cork defender Noel O’Leary has discussed his long-running rivalry with Kerry’s Paul Galvin, revealing it was enmity at first sight but maintain(...)

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