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(...)

Brendan Harrison slides along the wet turf at Dr Hyde Park  to gather possession for Mayo, who checked Roscommon’s recent run of good results in the Allianz League. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even if Mayo’s record of having the longest unbroken stretch in the top division of the Allianz Football League is probably little more than a quiz qu(...)

As Monaghan’s most potent attacking player, Conor McManus has been targetted by opponents. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

SATURDAY Throw-ins at 7.0 unless stated Division 1 Down v Dublin Páirc Esler Lives Setanta Sports It was after a defeat here four years ago th(...)

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(...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail and director general Páraic Duffy at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s one of the established tropes of GAA annual reports so it was no surprise to see director general Páraic Duffy set about attempting to rectify wh(...)

Lee Keegan at Croke Park: “What we do on the pitch during the year is totally separate to what we are doing here for Ireland.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Whoever dreamed up the International Rules slogan – “We’re all on the same team now” – probably didn’t have Lee Keegan and Diarmuid Connolly in mind.(...)

Cillian O’Connor could miss Mayo’s 2016 Allianz Football League campaign after undergoing knee surgery. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo are set to be without star forward Cillian O’Connor for their Allianz Football League campaign after the 2014 All Star underwent knee surgery. Th(...)

Reports say 30 Mayo players turned up to a county board meeting on Thursday night. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

The Mayo football panel met with their county board at McHale Park, Castlebar on Thursday night, to discuss the impasse arising out of their vote of n(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Dublin had a detailed game plan to cope with Aidan O’Shea, with Mayo setting up how Jim Gavin expected. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Whenever this Mayo team lose a big championship game now, it is impossible not to feel sympathy for them. For a second consecutive summer, they have c(...)