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 manager James Horan: “I think refs need to be at a semi-professional level.”  Photograph: Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has called for GAA referees to become semi-professional in an effort to ensure that new rules are implemented properly. Ho(...)

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(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins in action against Tyrone’s Darren McCurry. The versatile Higgins could be the answer to Mayo’s lack of firepower up front as they prepare for another championship year.

This is another piece about the Mayo forwards. Sorry. Has to be done. There might not be wholesale agreement on Mayo being the second best team(...)

Lee Keegan: “The injuries are clearing now so there are a lot of places up for grabs and we are looking forward to a big month of March.”

It has become one of the most reliable and exciting aspects of the Mayo game: Lee Keegan running a hard and clever line through scram(...)

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 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 Alan Freeman celebrates scoring their  goal from a penalty in the All-Ireland Senior Fotball Championship semi-final against Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 1-16 Tyrone 0-13: It took them a while to get motoring and then it was all one-way traffic, Mayo eventually easing their way back into a successi(...)

 Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring his second goal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mayo 4-17 Donegal 1-10: Jimmy’s not winning matches anymore. Beforehand, Mayo, poor old Mayo, the nearly county of modern Gaelic football, were being(...)

Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring his side’s third goal against London in the Connacht final at McHale Park, Castlebar. O’Connor starts against Donegal in  Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Much change in Mayo, not from the Connacht final against London mind, but since last September’s defeat to Donegal. Cillian O’Connor’s recovery from (...)