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(...)

Donal Vaughan and Ger Cafferkey are both back in the Mayo line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The most obvious windows of opportunity for Sligo would appear to be bolted shut going into tomorrow’s Connacht final. They were the last county to d(...)

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(...)

Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring Mayo’s opener during their Connacht Championship win over Galway in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

MAYO 1-15 GALWAY 2-8 It was tighter and better contested than recent instalments of the rivalry but in the end this Connacht football semi-final in Pe(...)

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(...)

Paul Geaney, Kerry, is seen on a screen during a live webcast of the launch of the 2015 Allianz Football Leagues in Croke Park. The opening weekend of the Allianz Football League will see Kerry host Mayo in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

It’s not often an All-Ireland winning full-forward, a 24-year-old one who consistently performed to a high level along the impressive route to glory; (...)

Andrew McMenamin  at his crisp sandwich shop, Simply Crispy, in Belfast. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Business inspiration can come from the funniest places. A spoof article on satirical news website the Ulster Fry has led to the “world’s first” crisp (...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue: along with Donegal defender Neil McGee and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly the Kerry forward is nominated as player of the year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry, understandably, having won their 37th All-Ireland football title, lead the way with 11 of the 45 All Star nominations, released today by a c(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue is closely shadowed by Keith Higgins of Mayo at Croke Park.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Kerry 1-16 Mayo 1-16Drama all the way at Croke Park, where Mayo dragged a second half performance from the depths and almost got into the All Ireland (...)

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(...)