Aidan O’Shea: “They are a very talented group of lads and obviously we have a good crew of them in with us at the moment.”

Just because the Mayo footballers are enjoying a two-month break between league and championship doesn’t mean there’s nothing to play for, as Aidan O(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan has no regrets about the incident in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final that led to Diarmuid Connolly’s dismissal. “There’s no point in me trying to make out that we go out to be innocent,” he says. Photograph: Donall Farmer/inpho

You are born into this stuff. It’s a bloodlines thing. It’s you and your father and his father and everyone’s father and back and back for generations(...)

Stephen Rochford is the latest to take up Mayo’s  quest, which at times makes the pursuit of the Holy Grail appear half-hearted. Photograph: Andrew Paton/inpho

There was a moment during Aidan O’Shea’s press conference to promote his American adventures – which the PR firm had encouraged us to examine in every(...)

“There are a lot of similarities in some of the stuff from a strength and conditioning and preparation point of view. Things that jumped out of me compared to our own game is obviously the stop-start nature of the game, but [also] the complete and utter explosiveness of the game, and there’s no wasted energy.”

Mayo centrefielder Aidan O’Shea has expanded on his opposition to the introduction of the mark in football. He was speaking at a media briefing on hi(...)

Kieran Donaghy of Kerry gets away from Cathal Carolan and Colm Boyle in Castlebar. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Mayo 0-14 Kerry 2-13 With the Allianz Football League about to go into the algorithm phase, it at least became clearer for the two counties in Cast(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Mike Brown of England celebrates scoring a try against Ireland. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Irish rugby fans have been able to look past Mike Brown’s on-pitch antics in Twickenham last weekend - with over one in 10 of them admitting they wou(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Shane Nally of Mayo go in pursuit of a loose ball. Photograph: Donna McBride/Inpho

Donegal 1-14 Mayo 1-12 One of those dream days that the league conjures up every so often: a fast and furious game on an afternoon of pure February(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea is tackled by Dublin’s Emmet Ó Conghaile at MacHale Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Dublin 0-9 Mayo 0-7 If you think the All-Ireland champions would be spooked by having to take the show on the road, think again. Dublin left a wet(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly (l) and Colm Boyle of Mayo Photograph: ©INPHO/Andrew Paton

Mayo 0-7 Dublin 0-9 The boys of summer are no slouches on the black nights of winter either. Dublin left a wet, dark night in the west after wrestlin(...)