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(...)

At Provost House, Trinity College, at the awarding of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature were Patricia Rooney, the winner Colin Barrett and former US ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was at least one happy Mayo man on the planet last night, even if he has listed football as one of his interests, “playing as well as watching.(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown a red card by referee David Goldrick during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Kerry last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Mayo are still clinging to the slim hope that Lee Keegan will be cleared to play in Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay. Keegan, red-car(...)

Kevin McLoughlin, the subject of friction in the build-up to the game, appears the worst for wear during Sunday’s All-Ireland football quarter-final against Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GAA president Liam O’Neill has acknowledged that the issue of teams pressurising referees by their public comments is something that the association (...)

Cork’s John Hayes, Paul Kerrigan, Colm O’Neill and Donncha O’Connor surround referee Cormac Reilly after the final whistle at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Before getting to the fallout from referee Cormac Reilly indicating to Cork’s Colm O’Neill that there was a minute still to play and then blowing u(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea tackled by Tomás Clancy, which resulted in the  Cork player receiving a black card. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 1-19 Cork 2-15Mayo came through this with gasping room only to spare. A game that took a while to ignite developed into a barn-burner by the end,(...)

Mayo manager James Horan with Aidan O’Shea after Mayo defeated Galway in this year’s Connacht senior football  final. Mayo now face Cork in the All-Ireland quarter-finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph:  Donall Farmer

There is managerial pressure and then there is managing Mayo. By rights, James Horan should cut an ashen figure, having guided Mayo to the past two Al(...)

Séamus Harnedy celebrates scoring his side’s crucial opening goal against Limerick during the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

One last dance by the Lee, then, and if it wasn’t quite the hoedown the old place wanted the locals will take it all the same. Two sides chugging alon(...)