Mayo’s Lee Keegan has no regrets about the incident in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final that led to Diarmuid Connolly’s dismissal. “There’s no point in me trying to make out that we go out to be innocent,” he says. Photograph: Donall Farmer/inpho

You are born into this stuff. It’s a bloodlines thing. It’s you and your father and his father and everyone’s father and back and back for generations(...)

James Horan: “Whatever level you are at, if you want to learn there is something in it for you.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Second only to Leicester, really,” says James Horan when asked where he thinks Connacht’s rugby season ranks in sports stories of the year. The form(...)

Andy Murray watches as Novak Djokovic receives his trophy after winning the Australian Open. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill

Dublin v Kerry, not a bad fixture at all for Setanta to kick-start its 2016 National League coverage, and while you might initially have felt a pang o(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Well, you can’t be certain. You can’t be certain about . . . nearly everything,” reasons Cillian O’Connor when asked how he can’t be sure that Mayo w(...)

Stephen Rochford: will bring his Mayo team to Cork for the opening Allianz League clash at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.  Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

He accepts that the position of Mayo manager is a pressurised one but Stephen Rochford doesn’t believe that the challenge is especially daunting. He (...)

Michelle Morrison  arriving at the Four Courts with her daughter, Claudia and her sister Laura for the continuation of a High Court hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

An architect who represented singer Van Morrison and his wife Michelle during negotiations over the redevelopment of their neighbours’ Dalkey home tol(...)

Michelle Morrison, wife of singer Van Morrison, leaving the High Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

An architect has told the High Court that he agreed with another architect representing neighbours of Michelle Morrison, wife of singer Van Morrison, (...)

Mayo joint-managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes  stepped down on Friday night after a meeting of the Mayo county board executive. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The high point of Mayo’s football summer arrived as Aidan O’Shea gathered the brother’s long outfield ball shortly before half-time in the All-Ireland(...)

Mayo co-managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The temptation when a group of players takes it upon themselves to initiate a heave against management is to pose a simple question. Who the hell d(...)

Mayo footballers have  voted no confidence in managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly, according to reports. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo football is in turmoil with local media reporting that players have voted ‘no confidence’ in joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly after ju(...)