Philly McMahon of Dublin with Aidan O’Shea of Mayo. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Hard to believe Aidan O’Shea doesn’t make a decent living from his sport. We waited for him outside Mayo’s dressing room door. He was last out. We cro(...)

Using Barry Moran  as a defensive sweeper against Donegal to negate the influence of Michael Murphy was a bold statement by Mayo’s joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There is an appropriate symmetry in Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly being the joint-architects of the innovative tactical plan which has been the most ey(...)

Dublin manager Jim gavin has described Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea as the “form player in Ireland at the moment”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jim Gavin describes Aidan O’Shea as “the form player in Ireland at the moment”, he’s not just deftly talking up the opposition. If Dublin are (...)

Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)

Mayo’s defensive shortcomings were exposed by the manner of Gary Sice’s goal for Galway on Sunday at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One of the tantalising questions of every recent All-Ireland championship has also been one of the hardest to answer: can Mayo win the All-Ireland? O(...)

Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke is beaten by Brian Hurley’s late fisted goal as Cork claimed victory in the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 2-7 Mayo 0-12Cork snatched victory at the death to secure their first division semi-final slot after a tetchy affair in difficult conditions at P(...)

Mayo’s Mark Ronaldson celebrates scoring his goal in the Allianz League Division One match against Derry at Celtic park. Photograph:   Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Derry 1-13 Mayo 2-12Derry manager Brian McIver blasted the performance of referee Ciarán Branagan after his side’s defeat by Mayo left their survival (...)

Alan Freeman: came on and got in on the goal action

Mayo 3-15Monaghan 0-11Monaghan saw red at MacHale Park, Castlebar, where the visitors finished with 13 players in a match that turned ugly with a numb(...)

Sean Cavanagh battles for the ball with Mayo’s Colm Boyle on a day Tyrone ran out winners at MacHale Park. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tyrone 1-11 Mayo 1-7 “Sometimes it is very black and white from certain perspectives,” said Mickey Harte minutes after watching his team strik(...)

The Mayo team stand for the National Anthem. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo built on their good start to the Connacht league with a host of new players drafted in for this second round clash with IT Sligo at James Stephen(...)