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(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus is dragged down by Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone during the 2012 All-Ireland quarter-final.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Remembering that foul and its consequences. Monaghan footballer Conor McManus coolly responded to a line of questioning yesterday on the impact(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores one his goals  past goalkeeper Ciarán Naughton of Castlebar Mitchels during the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The Ides of March fall two days short of St Patrick’s Day and even if the average club finals afternoon is unlikely to produce anything as dram(...)

Castlebar’s Tom Cunniffe is tackled by Tomás Quinn and man-of-the-match Diarmuid Connolly during yesterday’s All-Ireland club football final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12, Castlebar Mitchels 2-11 It’s hard to (...)

Castlebar goalkeeper Ciaran Naughton saves from Ciaran Dorney of St Vincent’s during the AIB  All-Ireland Senior Club Football Final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12 Castlebar Mitchels 2-11: Led by a dominant performance from Dia(...)

All games throw in at 2.0 Sunday and extra-time will be played if necessaryCONNACHT SFC FINALSt Brigid’s (Roscommon) v Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo), Dr H(...)

Castlebar’s Richie Feeney feels the  pressure in the  Connacht  Senior Club football Championship semi-final at Tuam Stadium. Phtograph:James Crombie/Inpho.

CASTLEBAR MITCHELS 2-8 COROFIN 1-10: Mitchels are on the march. Locked in Mayo for 20 years, the Castlebar side staged a brilliant coup in Tuam Stadiu(...)

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(...)

 Aoibhinn Ní  Shúilleabháin is convinced Mayo will win All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Mayo senior footballers have brought only heartbreak to broadcaster Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. How could it be otherwise for a Mayo woman born in 1983(...)

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(...)