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Tradition can't be discounted in the Kerry football tale

September 27th, 2016
Nowadays one would risk being frowned upon if 'tradition' was used as a reason to explain why the likes of Kerry and Kilkenny are so consistently successful in their respective codes. A lot of rubbish talk ... more»

Unique occasion with Tipperary taking on Kerry in Munster Final

June 28th, 2016
As Tipperary race on to the green sward of Fitzgerald Stadium next Sunday and coming off possibly one of their most comprehensive victory in Munster football following the defeat of Cork, the first time in over seventy ... more»

My New Book - The Heart and Soul of Kerry Football

June 24th, 2016
Over two years of patient work is finally drawing to a conclusion as the final touches are corrections to be more precise are being put to a new publication on Kerry football which I have been working on for over two ... more»

Eamonn Fitzmaurice will have learned very little in win over Clare

June 21st, 2016
It was always going to be a very difficult task for Clare, facing Kerry in Killarney in conditions perfect for championship football. A balmy June day, the taste of championship football in the air, big colourful crowd ... more»

Mick o Dwyer At 80 - The Muhammad Ali of Gaelic Football

June 14th, 2016
It's one of my favourite Mick o Dwyer stories told by the late great South Kerry football   aficionado the late Tom Keane; he summed it all up to perfection when someone once remarked to him at a function how ... more»

Change of minds badly needed for jaded provincial championships

June 7th, 2016
And so we begin yet another jaded, unfair and uneven Munster football championship, unknown to ourselves we have become accustomed to the same old story in this province, easy wins for Kerry and Cork in the opening ... more»

The Special One is not my cup of tea

May 31st, 2016
The big news all last week was the saga of the Jose Mourinho appointment as Manchester United manager as he eventually replaces Luis Van Gaal, who was sacked on last Monday week despite winning the FA Cup - United's ... more»

Help Anthony Morris fight Lyme Disease

May 24th, 2016
 Anthony Morris is one of the most passionate Kerry football men you would meet in a day's march, the Spa club man exudes in the greatest possible manner all the passion, pride and hunger which epitomizes all that ... more»

Recollections of the 1959 All Ireland Final

May 19th, 2016
1959 was a marvellous summer, marvellous in weather, but also because Kerry had qualified for the All Ireland, beating Dublin by 2 points in the semi-final. Galway would be their opponents having beaten an up and coming ... more»

The County Championship shapes and moulds great Kerry footballers

May 10th, 2016
And so the race for the Bishop Moynihan Cup commences next weekend, who will be the new Kerry county champions, who will succeed Brian Sheehan as captain? And indeed congratulations to Brian and his new bride on their ... more»

Tommy Walsh - too good, too young and too passionate about Kerry football to finish his inter county career like this

May 3rd, 2016
I suppose it would be fair to say when the news broke last week that Tommy Walsh was opting out of the Kerry panel following that latest defeat to Dublin it was not a complete shock as the big Kerins o Rahillys man had ... more»

Groundhog Day for Kerry in Croke Park

April 26th, 2016
The one and only crumb of consolation for Kerry supporters and players leaving Croke Park last Sunday was the fact that , "it was only the league", and the championship is yet to come, and as every football ... more»

2015 - Kerry vs Dublin - My 61st Final

April 22nd, 2016
As we look back on 2015, I begin to count. 60 years since my first football final in 1955, sitting with my mother in the Cusack Stand.  Four finals missed in the intervening years; but four replays attended, ... more»

1955 - Kerry vs Dublin - My First Final

April 20th, 2016
This was one of the most famous finals of all. It was the classic city against country clash, the jackeens versus the culchies. Although they had contested the previous two finals, winning one, losing one, Kerry were ... more»

Fitzmaurices men to avenge recent defeats to the Dubs in League Final

April 19th, 2016
It's amazing to realise as Kerry approach their big clash with Dublin in next Sundays National League final that in what was one of the greatest ever league finals just a few thousand Kerry fans were present to see them ... more»

Kerry reach first League Final since 2009

April 12th, 2016
Kerry turned in a powerful display to crush Roscommon and continue their excellent league form and their rewards is a much awaited final meeting with the all-conquering Dublin machine next Sunday week, Kerry's first ... more»

The Kerry Supporters Club - The Heart and Soul of Kerry Football

March 29th, 2016
The Kerry Supporters Club are an intrepid group of men and women, hail, rain or snow they are on the road following their beloved Kerry football teams. In many ways they are a breed unto themselves, a close knit group ... more»

The rise and rise of Kerry Under Age Football

March 22nd, 2016
These are exciting and unprecedented times for Kerry underage football, St Brendan's College Killarney are sweeping aside all opposition and have high hopes of  making it their third Hogan Cup All Ireland ... more»

Kerry resurgence continues with win over Mayo

March 15th, 2016
The Kerry resurgence continued apace in Castlebar last Sunday as Eamon Fitzmaurice's men edged closer to a semi-final place in the league and following the disappointing start with losses to Dublin and Roscommon things ... more»

Kerry defeat Donegal in a bruising encounter

March 8th, 2016
October 13th 1956, The Austin Stack Park Tralee, the county football final South Kerry up against Kerins o Rahillys. It was the first time I attended this historic venue and while memories are dimmed with the passing of ... more»

Dub Sub Confidential - One of the best three GAA books I have ever read

March 1st, 2016
Dan o Neill is from the Muckross Road Killarney, he works for a public relations firm in Dublin, a great friend of mine his the call came some time ago, "Weeshie you must meet a man, a former Dublin footballer I have ... more»

Tribute to Din Joe Crowley

February 23rd, 2016
I was deeply shocked and saddened when Mick Gleeson informed me last Friday 19th that Din Joe Crowley had died suddenly, such an all action wonderful full of life person in many ways he seemed indestructible. Din Joe ... more»

St Marys Caherciveen and Templenoe win the Intermediate and Junior All Ireland titles

February 16th, 2016
It was another memorable and historic Kerry football day in Croke Park last Saturday when St Mary's Caherciveen and Templenoe wrote themselves into histories pages as they won the Intermediate and Junior All Ireland ... more»

No place to hide as Dubs hand out a hiding

February 2nd, 2016
Croke Park can be a very cruel and unwelcoming place for footballers when things go badly wrong be it in the high summer of championship or under the bright floodlights of a cold hard January night in a league game. ... more»

Renewal of an age old rivalry in Croke Park

January 26th, 2016
And so it's a renewal of the age old rivalry in Croke Park next Saturday and while I can't talk for anyone else I certainly never get tired of a Kerry/ Dublin clash be in in league or championship and no doubt both sets ... more»

The North Kerry Championship really is different to all the rest

January 19th, 2016
It was the highly distinctive northern accent that caught my ear as I pulled in to the car park at the Bob Stack Memorial Park Ballybunnion for the recent North Kerry football championship final re-play. It stood out ... more»

The Heart and Soul of Kerry Football

January 12th, 2016
It's a near impossible task really, to capture in writing the heart and soul of Kerry football, to write down in black and white what has made Kerry the greatest football county in Ireland. What is it, year after year ... more»

Film director J J Abrams would record far greater action at a South Kerry final than on The Skellig

January 5th, 2016
In the past I have often written here and praised the sheer passion, intensity and total commitment of players as they strive to win a medal in their own local divisional championships.  North, South, East, West, ... more»

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