Stephen Rochford’s Mayo tenure got off to a winning start on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

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This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Kathleen Sherlock with (from left) Stacey and Jim – who made their first Holy Communion – Annishia Mahoney and Mary Ellen Sherlock in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

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Mayo’s Chris Barrett tackles  Eddie Hoare of Galway during the Connacht final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Monaghan’s Paul Finlay in action. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

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