Mayo manager James Horan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Andy Moran and Alan Dillon return to Mayo’s starting 15 for Sunday’s Connacht football final against Galway, two of four changes from their semi-final(...)

Laois players take the field against Dublin last Sunday. They will now face Fermanagh in the qualifiers. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

The GAA will today confirm the dates and venues for round one of the All-Ireland football qualifiers, which are likely to be played over two Saturday(...)

Who’d be the Mayo manager, eh? James Horan spent the winter being told that he had no forwards and that his attacking approach needed overhauling. Th(...)

Mayo’s man of the match Cillian O’Connor battles with New York’s Gerard McCartan during Sunday’s Connacht senior  football championship quarter-final at  Gaelic Park, New York. Photograph: Inpho

New York 0-8Mayo 4-18The sun came out for the two teams at Gaelic Park in the Bronx as New York took on a Mayo team who were considered heav(...)

Dublin Eoghan O’Gara scores his second goal to level  the scores in the Allianz Football League Division One game against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:    Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 2-17: Heavyweight rematches rarely live up to the hype, but this(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor kicks Mayo’s last score in injury time of the All-Ireland football final against Dublin. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

“Post mortems . . . They’re tough. Have to be done, but.”So concludes Cillian O’Connor after his own chilling dissection of the two months since Mayo’(...)

Seamus O’Shea will have a big job in midfield to do for Mayo against Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Playing in your first All-Ireland can be suffocating. Your A Game cannot be as easily found as other days and you don’t know why. It’s a surreal exper(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea react after a foul by Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

James Horan would have found out more about his team during yesterday’s 70 minutes than all their other matches this year. They were tested, they stru(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea tackles Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone during the All-Ireland football semi-final, a foul which resulted in a yellow card. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When defending the tactics of his Tyrone players, specifically Seán Cavanagh, after the Monaghan game Mickey Harte called for a forensic examination o(...)

Mayo’s Séamus O’Shea who forms a powerful midfield combination with his brother Aidan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Few counties have come into an All-Ireland semi-final in the qualifier age having experienced as little adversity as Mayo have this summer. There are (...)