Michael Murphy: play a pivotal role for Donegal, he’s totally selfless, the controller in the middle of the park, the leader, incredibly disciplined and focused.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was the most significant weekend of the championship so far. The bigger teams all made their move and it was interesting to see the impact of top(...)

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 (...)

The Kerry team break from the team photo before the Munster final replay of 2015 at Fitzgerald Stadium. Kerry went on to win 1-11 to 1-6. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The redoubtable footballers who represent Cork in tonight’s Munster final may or may not be delighted to know that this isn’t the worst streak by a Co(...)

Kerry will bring a big crowd, if only to see the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

First of all, I suppose I should hold my hands up a bit over my column ahead of the Kerry v Cork game last year. Only a bit, now – no sense getting to(...)

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(...)

Clare’s Podge Collins and Shane Enright of Kerry. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Clare Manager: Colm Collins (5th year) Odds: All-Ireland 150/1; Munster 100/1 Next up: v Limerick, Gaelic Grounds, 19th May, 7.0 Colm Collins’s unpar(...)

Tyrone’s Ronan O’Neill and Kerry’s Tom O’Sullivan. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Tyrone 1-16 Kerry 0-14 With three wins on the trot, Tyrone now switch focus to the defence of their Ulster title with positivity. Two of those succe(...)

The Dublin team during the National Anthem  before their league encounter with Kerry. There is  the suspicion whereas Dublin are tipping along nicely that their main rivals are slipping slightly. Photograph: Inpho

Most late, working nights in Croke Park are bathed in the remains of the summer daylight but a 4pm throw-in in early March wouldn’t come into that cat(...)

Tempers flare during the Dublin v Kerry Division One clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Kerry 0-11 Long before the end Kerry had settled for a learning experience: not the modern, holistic, child-centred type of education but(...)

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