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(...)

Gary Sice scores Galway’s opening goal despite the efforts of Mayo’s Chris Barrett last weekend. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo would have won numerous All-Irelands over the past decade if they had any forwards, right? Well perhaps the old adage is misplaced and the(...)

Mayo’s defensive shortcomings were exposed by the manner of Gary Sice’s goal for Galway on Sunday at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One of the tantalising questions of every recent All-Ireland championship has also been one of the hardest to answer: can Mayo win the All-Ireland? O(...)

Galway’s Fiontán Ó Curraoin and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor become involved in a  scuffle late in Sunday’s Connacht semi-final at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Michael Murphy and Aidan O’Shea, present day powerhouses of Gaelic football, surely the most influential players outside the Dublin and Kerry panels,(...)

Mayo beat rivals Galway in front of a packed Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Positional sense Pearse Stadium on Sunday was in grand shape: sunshine and 20,000 on site for a decently contested championship encounter in what the (...)

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(...)

Galway have not beaten Mayo in the championship since 2008.

Connacht SFC Semi-final Galway v Mayo Pearse Stadium, Sunday 4pm, RTÉ 2 In a way this is the ideal championship opener for Mayo: tough enoug(...)

Denis Bastick scores  Dublin’sopening goal during the Allianz Football League Fivision One game against Mayo at   MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 Beware the Ides of March. It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold n(...)

Mayo’s Kevin Keane tries to get to grips with Bernard Brogan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold night in Castlebar won’t pr(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea has gone well in an advanced role during the Allianz League Division One campaign to date. Photograph: Inpho

Today Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Mayo v Dublin, Elverys MacHale Park, (Live Setanta 1, 7.0) – The counties have had some of th(...)