Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scoring his side’s third goal in Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Gathering dust in future record books, this All-Ireland semi-final might look predictable: Mayo again coming up short(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Philly McMahon of Dublin scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Dublin banished a week of controversy and the demons that took them to the brink of defeat last week with a barnstorming finish (...)

Marching on Croke Park: Mayo will be hoping to exploit the lack of self-confidence which seems to have affected Dublin’s players this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The biggest weekend in the history of the GAA gets under way this evening with the GAA football All-Ireland semi-final replay between Dublin and Ma(...)

Stephen Cluxton: his kick-outs are a vital weapon in Dublin’s overall strategy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In last Sunday’s drawn game Mayo showed how to, and how not to approach Stephen Cluxton’s scrupulous kick-out plan. In the first half(...)

Dublin’s Michael Fitzsimons, Jack McCaffrey, Philly McMahon,Tomas Brady, John Small and Paul Flynn foul Colm Boyle of Mayo resulting in a late penalty. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What compels them? What is it about Mayo that requires them to take these grand, dramatic days to the brink of oblivion before they can summon the ins(...)

Aidan O’Shea shakes hands with Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton after the All-Ireland semi-final ends all square at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

By the end, Aidan O’Shea had earned the ultimate accolade. Booed and scorned by the Hill, their dudgeon high after the latest collision between himsel(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee can’t stop Aidan O’Shea of Mayo claim the ball on his way to scoring the opening goal Photo:INPHO/James Crombie

Mayo 2-13 Donegal 0-11  The remorseless application of all they have picked up in four previous years on the road, losing by fine margins,(...)

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(...)

Mick Foley: “I’m teaching full-time at the moment [in Maynooth post-primary school] and I’m also now doing a course outside of teaching.”  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare will have to do without former All Star full-back Mick Foley for the 2015 season; in fact it’s unlikely he will appear again in the white of K(...)