Aidan O'Shea

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Mayo’s Keith Higgins, Conor Loftus and Diarmuid O’Connor react as referee David Gough awards Kildare a late free at Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

  I felt fortunate to be in Newbridge on Saturday night with the crowd, the atmosphere, colour and intensity. There’s no doubt that the pre-matc(...)

 Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring a goal against Limerick. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Mayo 5-19 Limerick 3-7 The sun was shining at the Gaelic Grounds this evening but it rained goals on Limerick, who exited the championship on a disap(...)

Ireland International Rules players Shane Walsh, Killian Clarke and Niall Sludden on Cottesloe Beach near Perth,  Western Australia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Second Test: Australia v Ireland, Domain Stadium, Perth. Throw-in Saturday, 16.45 Australian Western Standard Time [8.45 Irish time] Conflicting emot(...)

Ireland players show their dejection after defeat in the first International Rules Test  at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/inpho

There was a strong view, substantiated by the evidence of the two most recent contests for the Cormac McAnallen Cup, that Yesterday’s Test in the Ade(...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail, Ireland vice-captain Conor McManus, Ireland manager Joe Kernan, Ireland captain Aidan O’Shea, and selector Pádraic Joyce at Croke Park.  Photograph:  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Ireland manager Joe Kernan has given some hint of how he intends to take on Australia in November’s International Rules series. At the announcement o(...)

 Aidan O’Shea: will captain Ireland in Australia for the International Rules series.  “It’s a nice honour and nice for Mayo, my club and my family.”  Photograph:  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Aidan O’Shea has been officially named as Ireland captain for November’s International Rules series in Australia. It will be the Mayo footballer’s f(...)

My sense is that Jim Gavin won’t start Diarmuid Connolly  while I would also keep his nemesis  Lee Keegan in reserve as it’s only four or five weeks since he had a serious illness. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Maybe it’s the relatively rare modern occurrence of the same final for the second year or the crowded history between the counties but I don’t think t(...)

There  is evidence that both teams have moved on from 12 months ago  but if the choice is between which team has made the more plausible strides, the answer is Dublin.

For all the familiarity of the finalists, Sunday’s All-Ireland football final breaks genuinely unusual ground. There hasn’t been such a sustained riva(...)

Former Armagh  star Tony McEntee giving some words of advice to the Mayo team. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Oisín McConville is careful about he puts this. The multiple All-Ireland club medallist and leading light on the Armagh team that took Sam Maguire hom(...)

Andy Moran scores a goal against Kerry. But what happens Mayo if he doesn’s excel and score 1-5 this weekend?  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The worry for Mayo is that despite all that, having played pretty decently throughout, going into injury-time they were still a point behind a Kerry (...)

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