Mayo’s Keith Higgins in action against Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy in last year’s All Ireland SFC semi-final replay. The cornerback admits his side were “very bitter, very sore” over the defeat. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Few teams captured the strangely unexpected openings of the Allianz Football League more than Mayo. After rolling over All-Ireland championship Kerry (...)

Kerry’s Pa Kilkenny and Adam Gallagher of Mayo hit the ground in their Allianz Football League Division 1 tussle in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Opening matches in the league rarely become reference points later in the year. It was of historical interest that Kerry have lost all of their openi(...)

Donal Vaughan: despite growing up in Cork, he has been shaped by Mayo and winning an All-Ireland final with the county is what drives him. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

He watched last September’s All-Ireland final at a friend’s wedding in Ballycotton. Suited up, enjoying the celebrations and standing with everyone (...)

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014Donegal vs KerryDonegal’s Rory Kavanagh with Peter Crowley of KerryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Setanta Sports is waiting to assess whether Sky’s arrival into the pay-per-view GAA market leads to an uptake in subscriptions for their coverage of t(...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Noted that Knock airport “was built specifically to welcome pilgrims to Knock shrine . . . Monsignor James Horan, I’m sure, would be very proud.” Photograph: The Irish Times

The first transatlantic flight by Aer Lingus from the US to Ireland West Airport Knock, Co Mayo, takes place next August. It will also be the first of(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins will be back in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo fans can rest easy after their county board confirmed on Saturday afternoon that three-time All Star Keith Higgins will not be retiring. E(...)

Bernard Brogan of the 2013 All Stars in action against  Fionn Fitzgerald of the 2014 side at the   Irish Cultural Centre in  Canton, Massachusetts. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2013 All Stars 10-7 2014 All Stars 5-5There was an easy win for the 2013 team, managed by Dublin’s Jim Gavin, in the GAA-GPA All Stars exhibition matc(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin during a press conference ahead of the GAA GPA All Star Tour 2014 match on Saturday in Boston,  Massachusetts. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has called for the abolition of the national league. Speaking on the GAA-GPA All Stars trip to Boston where he will (...)

Kieran Donaghy: has proved a hugely influential figure in his club’s Kerry county championship success and their subsequent progress to the Munster club final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If his dreamlike season had been slowly awakened by now Kieran Donaghy would have been playing in Boston this weekend instead of Páirc Uí Chaoimh – al(...)

Mayo players, with Liam Horan and his backroom staff in the background, before the All-Ireland football final in 2012, which they lost to Donegal by 2-11 to 0-13. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

KD: You managed Ballintubber to the Mayo intermediate championship before the senior final in 2007. Do you remember that day?JH: Yeah. Against Kiltima(...)