Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores a goal past Meath’s substitute goalkeeper Marcus Brennan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14 Hard to know how many more of these Mayo have in them. On a different day against a better team, there’s no guarantee they’d hav(...)

Cillian O’Connor is expected to make his Mayo return against Down. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland qualifiers, round two [Extra time if necessary and winner on the day] SATURDAY Antrim v Kildare, Corrigan Park, 3pm – One of those qual(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran during their Connacht SFC semi-final loss to Roscommon at McHale Park last Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Moran has been around long enough not to be easily discouraged. Just two months ago, he sounded a note of caution when accepting the garlands for(...)

Dublin’s Conal Keaney and Fergal Whitely fight for possession with Tipperary’s Michael Cahill  during the league quarter final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo’s delight at remaining in Division One of the Allianz Football League has been tempered by manager Stephen Rochford’s disclosure that former Foot(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy: he has been  nominated for the Footballer of the Year award. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The release of the nominations’ list for this year’s PwC football All-Stars reflects Dublin’s historic achievement of a first All-Ireland football thr(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran scores his side’s opening goal despite Johnny Buckley’s attempt to block. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Kerry 2-14 Mayo 2-14 There was a lot of history repeating itself in Croke Park on Sunday. For the fourth year running, Mayo have ended up in a tight(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores their fourth goal of the game. Photograph:  INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9 Alternative histories: what if Donie Smith had hit a blameless wide into the teeth of the squall eight days previously, consi(...)

It will be interesting to see whether Donegal follow Mayo forward Aidan O’Shea or operate a more zonal approach in their defence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Mayo v Donegal Croke Park, Saurday 6.0, Live Sky Sports 5 The great debate on the competing merits of “hard” and “easy(...)

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