Battle Of Wits

The rumour mill continues to turn ahead of Kerry's All -Ireland Semi-Final clash with Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday (throw-in 3.30pm).

The Bryan Sheehan goalkeeping story has been public news for some time.

There are also rumours of an Eamonn Fitzmaurice masterplan to defeat the Dubs.

Unconfirmed reports that Jonathan Lyne and Mark Griffin have both played in midfield abound.

Will Paul Murphy play as an attacker or defender? Will Colm Cooper start? What about Anthony Maher or the returning Johnny Buckley?

Patsy strikes gold

While the backdrop might not have been the Copacabana Beach in Rio, the competition was every bit as fierce at the GloHealth National Masters Track and Field Championships. These were held in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and Kerry athletes were again to the fore.

The star of the show was Patsy O'Connor of Tralee Harriers AC, a man steeped in the sport and who has recently moved into the O/60 category.

Kerry get Royal trimming

Jack Regan played a captain's part as he hit a dozen points to inspire Meath to a second successive All-Ireland U21 B HC Final following this thrilling victory over a fancied Kerry at Trim on Saturday.

An opportunity to make amends for the disappointment of losing last year's final now awaits Meath and a repeat of the level of performance produced on Saturday would be a major boost in the final against Mayo on Saturday 10th September in Thurles.