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Kerry’s Conor O’Keeffe is chased down by Limerick’s David Reidy. The latter scored 1-14 on Sunday. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Limerick 4-29 Kerry 0-11 Strong performances from David Reidy and Pat Ryan saw Munster Hurling Cup holders Limerick take one step closer to regaining(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford scores a goal despite Luke Murphy of Limerick’s best efforts. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kerry 2-23 Limerick 0-6 ife under returning Kerry manager Jack O’Connor got off to a flying start as the Kingdom comfortably defeated a depleted Lim(...)

Proposal B is completely bonkers. It is absurd in the extreme, arguably the worst collective idea since the governmental tax on children’s shoes in the early 1980s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Somewhere in the Billy Connolly comedy archives is a sketch where he claims that Mexican food is always the same dish, just folded differently. “That’(...)

Dublin’s Brian Howard competes in the air with Mayo’s Paddy Durcan  during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin are a team in decline, this season providing slow and then sudden evidence of as much? Stephen Cluxton’s absence was a crippling distraction a(...)

The late Páidí Ó Sé  couldn’t withstand the fallout from the 2003 semi-final and those  images of stricken Kerry footballers, like stags at bay, surrounded by snapping Tyrone players  looking like they’d skin them for the ball. .  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jack O’Connor’s been this way before and not just in the obvious sense that he’s about to embark on a third term in charge of Kerry. It’s the environm(...)

Tyrone’s Ulster Championship victory was surely a springboard to All-Ireland success. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We tend to sleepwalk into things in life. If the current All-Ireland football championships proposals are passed, then very soon the big summer jambor(...)

Dermot Flanagan in action for Mayo against Roscommon in the 1989 Connacht final. ‘When I played in the finals in 1989, 1996 and ’97, I had no knowledge of this ‘myth’ as it was never referred to by any of the members of that team or anyone else.’ Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

When Dermot Flanagan dismisses the Mayo ‘curse,’ as having the same basis in reality as “a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow”, he does so with some (...)

 Former Mayo footballer Andy Moran: ‘I don’t think there is any chance Aidan O’Shea doesn’t start, and I expect him to have a big game.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Andy Moran is a fund of interesting observations on All-Ireland finals and more specifically Mayo’s role in them. The now retired former Footballer of(...)

These are scarcely believable days for Tyrone football. At their All-Ireland press night in Garvaghey, the management and selected players are seated (...)

Mayo’s Alan Dillon in action against Dublin’s John Small during the 2016 All-Ireland final, one of six he played in. ‘I don’t think players or managers take being favourites or underdogs to heart. They’re simply the opinions formulated by bookmakers or analysts.’ Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Alan Dillon can reflect on six All-Ireland finals, more than half of the 10 Mayo have contested since the last win 70 years ago. Saturday is the first(...)

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