Who’d be the Mayo manager, eh? James Horan spent the winter being told that he had no forwards and that his attacking approach needed overhauling. Th(...)

Year four looms. You don’t have to tell James Horan that by twice bringing Mayo to the threshold of that elusive – that prayed for – All-Ireland title(...)

Westmeath’s Kevin Maguire and Derek Maguire of Louth come to grips in the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Round One, Cusack Park, Mullingar, at the weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was about midway through the second half in Mullingar on Saturday night when the shout came down the seats in the Cusack Park press box: “Attendanc(...)

 GPA chief executive Dessie Farrell: “Our games thrive on that parochial nature.  It’ll be a difficult model to break down.”

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThere is a rising belief that by 2054, at the latest, the GAA’s championship landscape will be Americanised. Small counties will amalga(...)

Mayo All Star  footballer Aidan O’Shea. Photograph: Inpho.

An elite Gaelic footballer believes the GAA’s broadcasting deal with Sky is the latest step towards professionalism. Aidan O’Shea, Mayo(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea tackles Derry’s Niall Holly at Croke Park during the league semi-final. Photo: Donall Farmer/INpho

Where to begin with Aidan O’Shea? Maybe the lesson learned putting Frankie McGlynn on his hide last August. Or his recent Twit(...)

Mayo’s Jason Gibbons and Cailean O’Boyle of Derry at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Derry 2-15 Mayo 1-16 A strange one here. Still, Derry make the leap(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins in action against Tyrone’s Darren McCurry. The versatile Higgins could be the answer to Mayo’s lack of firepower up front as they prepare for another championship year.

This is another piece about the Mayo forwards. Sorry. Has to be done. There might not be wholesale agreement on Mayo being the second best team(...)

Kieran Bergin comes in into the Tipperary forward line to face Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tipperary have made four changes for the crucial league match with Dublin this Sunday in Thurles. Manager Eamon O’Shea, whose side have lost th(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh MacAuley has been named Footballer of the Year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Michael Dara Macauley was named GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year on Friday evening after being announced as one of six Dubs on the All-Star XV for 2013.(...)