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Sean O’Shea: has been prominent in Kerry’s attack this summer. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The second year of the three-year Super 8s trial is complete and the air is thick with demands for it be discontinued in the aftermath of the Tyrone-D(...)

James Horan:  will be in a position to field a selection closer to full strength than at any stage since losing the Connacht semi-final when Mayo host Donegal in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This weekend will clear the decks for the All-Ireland semi-finals. Two matches left to win Sam Maguire. That may well train attention on Dublin’s bid (...)

Despite crucifying defeats and outlandish ill-luck and decision making, the Green and Red have been ignoring the writers and naysayers, prophesying their demise since 2014.

Football won’t end this Mayo team. Physiology will. That and old age. The 2011 All Ireland semi-finals heralded a new age in football. Jim McGuinness (...)

Michael Murphy scores a penalty for Donegal against Kerry. The Croke Park round may be on borrowed time as a result of accumulated unease over Dublin’s advantage in playing there twice and the pressing matter of dwindling box-office appeal and crucially, the mausoleum atmosphere that follows. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor McManus summarised the situation well. Contributing to the Sunday Game at the weekend the Monaghan footballer – from the unwanted and unwonted(...)

Attendances for Dublin matches at Croke Park have dipped in this year’s championship. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The controversial “Croke Park round” may be part of this year’s review process at the end of the football championship. In the All-Ireland quarter-fin(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy kicks a late free to equalise the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 1-20 Kerry 1-20 A year after Kerry had produced a cracking draw against Ulster opposition in Clones, they repeated the trick in Croke Park on(...)

Donegal duo Paddy McBrearty and Jamie Brennan could  prove a potent threat to Kerry’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals, Group 2, Phase 2 Cork v Tyrone, Dr Hyde Park, 5.0 [Live, Sky Sports] Cork have been one of the great rest(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins with David Bray of Meath during the 2009 All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The meeting of Mayo and Meath in Sunday’s Super 8s clash at Croke Park revives an old championship rivalry. The counties will have met in All-Ireland (...)

Mayo’s Darren Coen in action against Roscommon. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Somewhere along the way last Christmas, Mickey Conroy got talking to Donie Vaughan. Of all the Mayo old boys who have gone about their lives on dry la(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates his team’s win over Galway in Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13 Mayo, the great survivors of qualifier football over the past four years, made up for their only lapse – last year – by reachin(...)

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