Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Well, you can’t be certain. You can’t be certain about . . . nearly everything,” reasons Cillian O’Connor when asked how he can’t be sure that Mayo w(...)

 Andriú Mac Lochlainn finished with Kildare in 2012 at the age of 29. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The revolving door of intercounty stars is spinning off its hinges. Exiting this week was Kilkenny hurling forward Richie Power. Power is one of the l(...)

Cora Staunton won her 10th All Star in November. Her 2-10 against Tyrone was the undoubted highlight of another excellent season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It wouldn’t be fair to put this question to Cora Staunton but the more you mull over the cloudbusting career of football’s original child star it can (...)

Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)

Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring Mayo’s opener during their Connacht Championship win over Galway in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

MAYO 1-15 GALWAY 2-8 It was tighter and better contested than recent instalments of the rivalry but in the end this Connacht football semi-final in Pe(...)

Former Connacht captain Gavin Duffy will make his Mayo bow on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eight months after the furore and anticipation which surrounded Gavin Duffy’s conversion from rugby international to Mayo gaelic footballer the 32-yea(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins will be back in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo fans can rest easy after their county board confirmed on Saturday afternoon that three-time All Star Keith Higgins will not be retiring. E(...)

2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor. Photograph: Doug McDermott/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing

Katie Taylor this morning put the icing on what’s been a fantastic weekend for Irish Sport. The Olympic gold medallist secured a fifth straight(...)

 Balintubber’s Declan Larkin (left) and Martin Farragher of Corofin in action at MacHale Park. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht SFC FinalCorofin 2-13 Ballintubber 1-07They may have taken a leisurely and, at times, frustrating route back to the top but Corofin won their(...)

Mayo players, with Liam Horan and his backroom staff in the background, before the All-Ireland football final in 2012, which they lost to Donegal by 2-11 to 0-13. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

KD: You managed Ballintubber to the Mayo intermediate championship before the senior final in 2007. Do you remember that day?JH: Yeah. Against Kiltima(...)