Andy Moran

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 Con O’Callaghan celebrates one of his two goals during Dublin’s  2-6 blitz against Mayo.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson

1 Dublin’s 2-6 in 12 minutes v Mayo Croke Park, August 10th A vulgar display of power (one for the metallers, there). It was the game of the year a(...)

Andy Moran: has called a halt to his long and distinguished career with Mayo. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland winning manager John O’Mahony has paid tribute to Mayo’s Andy Moran, who has retired from inter-county football, describing him as “a bril(...)

 David Clifford in action against Ronan McNamee of Tyrone. “I don’t buy this idea that Kerry have nothing to lose. They have an All-Ireland final to lose.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Over the next 10 days, everyone will have their say about the football final. The only thing more talked about than an All-Ireland final is a Dublin-(...)

Tyrone’s Michael McKernan  gets in  Adrian Spillane’s face on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There used to be a fella locally who was known around the place as the laziest man alive. The lengths this lad would go to in order to avoid work were(...)

Croke Park, Sunday: as Kerry and Tyrone warmed up to an atmosphere more fitting for a league semi-final, the general pall around the place felt like a pretty straightforward reaction to Dublin’s awesome second half the previous night. Photograph: Tommy Dickson: ©INPHO

Mad the things you find in an idle hour. Hopping over a few lily pads online during the week, this column came across a news story in The Irish Times (...)

 Dublin’s Brian Fenton celebrates scoring his  goal. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10 Maybe not 10 minutes that shook the world, but what Dublin did to Mayo in a darkly concentrated burst of matchless power and te(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton clashes with Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor during the 2017 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Curbing Fenton’s influence will be one of Mayo’s key priorities. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, 5.0 (Live, RTÉ2 and Sky Sports Arena) So after all the ins and outs of the championship, the h(...)

Mayo’s goalkeeper David Clarke saves from Bernard Brogan of Dublin in the All Ireland SFC semi-final in September 2012, the last time Mayo beat Dublin in championship.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What prescriptions from the past can Mayo take for their latest tilt against Dublin on Saturday? The counties meet for the eighth time this decade in(...)

David Clifford: his accuracy, along with the likes of Seán O’Shea, Paul Geaney and Stephen O’Brien, can help Kerry prevail against Tyrone on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

What a waste of time Sunday’s game in Omagh was. If you were left it in a will, you’d contest it. All-expenses paid, nice hotel, good feeding, all the(...)

Mayo’s Fionn McDonagh surrounded by delighted fans following the victory over Donegal at MacHale Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“If I’d hair it would have been standing up on my head,” said Peter Canavan of the atmosphere in Castlebar which couldn’t even be dampened by the heav(...)

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