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Andy Moran tackles Conor Boyle during Mayo’s win over Monaghan. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Mayo 0-13 Monaghan 0-12 They’re either gluttons for punishment or there is no one quite like the Mayo football supporter. Winter or summer it seems t(...)

Alan Dillon celebrates Mayo’s win over Dublin in 2012. He served the county with great distinction over a long career.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The news earlier this week was of retirements and returns. For Wicklow’s James Stafford, he apparently couldn’t say “no” to his new manager John Evans(...)

David Clifford scored 4-4 in the All-Ireland minor final win over Derry. Photograph: Inpho

David Clifford hasn’t played senior football for Kerry yet, but he is already expected to stop Dublin from winning four, and definitely five, All-Irel(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan in action against  Keith Higgins of Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s very rare that you come away from an All-Ireland final with mixed feelings. As long as I’ve been going to them, the best team wins the All-Irelan(...)

Dublin were left in a far better place by Donal Vaughan’s red card. The whole outcome changed on that instant. Photograph: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Everyone in Croke Park and watching around the world knew that Mayo were poised to win the All-Ireland on Sunday. They had created their perfect storm(...)

Mayo GAA Fans welcome the Mayo Senior Football team back to McHale Park in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Close but no coronation. Despite the absence of a fairytale ending to Mayo’s quest for ‘Sam’ 2017, thousands turned out for the team homecoming in Cas(...)

 Dublin manager Jim Gavin has a selfie taken with members of the Air Corps who flew over Croke Park before the game, including Capt Sean McCarthy, Cmdt Frank Byrne and Capt Enda Walsh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It takes a dose of fresh air to remember pure happiness is flooding GAA tributaries from Shankill to Swords. But this is what winning looks and sound(...)

  Chris Barrett challenges PAddy Andrews at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

1. David Clarke Until late on Mayo had won all but one of their kickouts, and he pulled off a terrific save to deny Paul Mannion a goal. Yet Mayo los(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Bernard Brogan celebrate after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jim Gavin and Stephen Cluxton present themselves in similar fashion to Igor Rimsky and Ivan Drago before Apollo Creed was so ruthlessly dispatched in (...)

Dublin captain  Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the All-Ireland football final win over Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-16 It came down, as it almost always does between Dublin and Mayo, to one kick. Dean Rock, 40 metres out from the Davin goal on an(...)

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