Mayo retain 13 players who started the semi-final between the counties three years ago. Just four Kerry players remain from that day. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Iinpho

Over the past 10 years Mayo have become formidable at winning All-Ireland semi-finals: just one defeat in five outings. The big prize continues to elu(...)

Mayo’s Jason Gibbon and Shane McHale with Ryan McHugh of Sligo IT. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 2-8 IT Sligo 1-11Alan Freeman came to Mayo’s rescue with a late goal from the penalty spot to earn a share of the spoils in this Connacht League (...)

There is pressure on every player ahead of the All-Ireland final but the likes of Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Aidan O’Shea of Mayo will feel it even more, having played so well this year. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Everybody’s on the hunt for tickets. We say each September that this is the worst year anyone can remember for tickets. And it is. Last year you had t(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores one of his side’s five goals against London. Photgraph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donal Vaughan and Cillian O’Connor have both returned to the Mayo starting line-up for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against defending champions (...)

Mayo’s Alan Freeman celebrates scoring the opening goal in Castlebar.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo 5-11 London 0-10: So the first globalised Connacht football final ended up distinctly local, as Mayo effectively waltzed around their home ground(...)

London’s Sean Kelly and Danny Ryan celebrate their win over Leitrim in the semi-final.

London will travel with an unchanged side for Sunday’s historic Connacht football final against Mayo at MacHale Park.Exiles manager Paul Goggins has r(...)