Dara O'Cinneide - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DARA O'CINNEIDE: Kerry invention can counter Dublin’s chameleons

If there was one lesson Kerry learned from their tussles with the Tyrone team of the last decade it was no two games are ever the same against a great rival and in order to come out on the right side of the tie, the game must be played without fear.


DARA O'CINNEIDE: Roscommon learning but Kerry have moved on

‘We want them to be the cleverest little team of all time with the ball in hand. And we have been working on that day in and day out’.

— Kevin McStay, St Brigid’s manager November 2012


DARA O'CINNEIDE: Paul Murphy has become Kerry's Winston Wolf

The Rathmore dynamo quietly goes about his business, putting out fires and solving problems for Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice, writes Dara Ó Cinnéide.


DARA O'CINNEIDE: GAA need benevolent dictator to bring meaningful change

“Whatever happened to him? He was a great minor.”


DARA O'CINNEIDE: Stephen Rochford needs dig out from Mayo players

It is difficult to tell exactly at what point players start to play for their manager as well as for their team. Players know immediately when everyone is pulling in the same direction, but it is that bit harder to figure it out from outside the group.