Getting the match-ups right has gone a long way for Kerry and Mayo in recent years. We think of Aidan O’Mahony on Michael Murphy in the 2014 final, Lee Keegan on Enda Smith in the 2017 All-Ireland quarter-final replay and just last weekend Patrick Durcan tagging Ryan McHugh.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
Cork’s side for tonight’s Munster U21HC semi-final against Waterford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh (7.30pm) will feature five players who have played in this year’s provincial senior championship while none of the Déise side saw action.
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Thu, 02 Mar, 2017
Mayo’s misery will extend to a 66th year after Dublin’s excellent bench scored them a second successive All-Ireland title this evening, their hero in the drawn final Cillian O’Connor widing a last gasp free to force extra-time.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016
An All-Ireland final going to a replay is like a kid counting down the sleeps waiting for Santa Claus to deliver the presents, only to run down the stairs and burst in the sitting room door on Christmas morning to be greeted by a sign saying ‘sorry kid, we’re out of stuff, call back in two weeks’.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
Your name? Margaret, she says. And that got him, the same name as his own mother. With the same motherly concern Margaret Kavanagh had when scumbags beat her son senseless, hit him with a brick, tried to throw him in front of a bus. That was the start. Ever since, John Kavanagh’s been winning and learning.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016