Delighted Mayo manager James Horan with Aidan O’Shea at the end of the Connacht SFC  final against Galway  at MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The history boys march on. For the fourth successive summer, Mayo emerge from the western theatre unbeaten and with the grand prize on all minds. They(...)

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

Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-16 Even if the ultimate ambition eludes them, this generation of Mayo footballer’s distinguished an era of remarkable commitment a(...)

 Mayo manager James Horan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Andy Moran and Alan Dillon return to Mayo’s starting 15 for Sunday’s Connacht football final against Galway, two of four changes from their semi-final(...)

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(...)