COLM COOPER: Kerry must adjust to life after Superman figure Donaghy

It wasn’t a shock but still there was a twinge of sadness when the news broke yesterday morning.

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COLM COOPER: Good structure is laudable, but it won’t get you up the steps of the Hogan Stand

Our five-time All-Ireland-winning columnist expects Mickey Harte’s defensive set-up to frustrate Dublin.

There isn’t enough at the top end of the field, though, for Tyrone to halt the four in a row

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COLM COOPER: Manner of Éamonn Fitzmaurice exit just not right

Driving north to Ballybofey gave me plenty of road and thinking time to mull over what’s next for Kerry football.

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COLM COOPER: Sticking to process doesn’t cut it for Kerry

What has become of Kerry’s middle-aged? That’s been the standout quandary of the Super 8.

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COLM COOPER: Kerry must release the handbrake

Maybe everyone jumped a couple of steps too far ahead. Within Kerry certainly and even beyond. Football needs somebody to give Dublin a game. And especially with Mayo gone early, Kerry were anointed, in most places, as this year’s contenders.

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COLM COOPER: For Kerry’s coming class, it’s time to sit their first real exam

Don’t judge me. If I’m on trial for soaking up the splendours of the south of France this week, looking out at the mile-high yachts of Roman Abramovich and the like, I am guilty as charged, writes Colm Cooper. 

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COLM COOPER: Newbridge U-turn was about more than health and safety

WHO’D have thought the entire GAA grassroot community would be so vexed about Kildare retaining home advantage for this evening’s All-Ireland SFC qualifier with Mayo?

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COLM COOPER: If Cork sit tight and deep against Kerry, it will be a mistake

Cork are 7/2 with the bookies but I wouldn’t back them. I was never involved with Kerry in a Munster final in Páirc Ui Chaoimh where Cork were that friendless in the market. The message is clear: Being competitive and getting within two or three points of Kerry represents progress.

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