Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Mayo’s Lee Keegan shake hands after the semi-final replay: Keegan was named Opel GAA/GPA Footballer of the Month for August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The latest advocate of improved respect for referees is somewhat unexpected. Lee Keegan has tangled with authority over the past 12 months. A year ago(...)

Goalkeeper Robert Hennelly’s two bad kickouts that lead to Dublin’s first two goals illustrated Mayo’s lack of composure when it really mattered.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is a lot of public sympathy around for Mayo after yet another case of close but no cigar. I guarantee you though that if you did a survey of int(...)

Dublin had a detailed game plan to cope with Aidan O’Shea, with Mayo setting up how Jim Gavin expected. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Whenever this Mayo team lose a big championship game now, it is impossible not to feel sympathy for them. For a second consecutive summer, they have c(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scoring his side’s third goal in Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Gathering dust in future record books, this All-Ireland semi-final might look predictable: Mayo again coming up short(...)

Mayo’s Donal Vaughan has been named to start against Dublin on Saturday.

Mayo have announced an unchanged team for Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay against Dublin, naming Donal Vaughan in the side despite t(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee can’t stop Aidan O’Shea of Mayo claim the ball on his way to scoring the opening goal Photo:INPHO/James Crombie

Mayo 2-13 Donegal 0-11  The remorseless application of all they have picked up in four previous years on the road, losing by fine margins,(...)

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(...)

Cork players surround referee Cormac Reilly complaining that the official blew up too early in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final game against Mayo.

There are no rules governing whether a referee is obliged to tell players how much time is left at the end of a match but according to the GAA, the e(...)

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 Chris Barrett tackles  Eddie Hoare of Galway during the Connacht final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-16 Even if the ultimate ambition eludes them, this generation of Mayo footballer’s distinguished an era of remarkable commitment a(...)