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Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

In action for the Mayo Under-21s in 2016, Eoin O’Donoghue will make his senior championship debut on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Championship debutant Eoin O’Donoghue has been named in Mayo’s starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht quarter-final against Galway. Stephen Rochford has r(...)

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(...)

Mayo’s Tom Parsons  gets the ball ahead of Tyrone’s Cathal McShane during the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Elverys MacHale Park. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Mayo 0-8 Tyrone 2-14 The relegation noose tightened considerably around the neck of Mayo following one of their most dismal league performances as th(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly is unable to keep out Paul Mannion’s early goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Dublin 2-10 If ever you saw a four-point hiding, this was it. Dublin stretched their record against Mayo under Jim Gavin to 10 wins from 13(...)

September’s All-Ireland provided a breath-taking  spectacle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Football is the wallpaper of Irish sporting life. On the first available Saturday of January, Kildare and Longford were facing off in the O’Byrne Cup (...)

Mayo supporters stuck with their team, and travelled with them through 10 games this year. Other counties could experience something similar next year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The proposal to split the last eight teams left in the All-Ireland senior football championship into two groups of four teams instead of playing four (...)

Paddy Durcan equalises for Mayo and takes the All-Ireland semi-final with Kerry to a replay. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

10 Andy Moran’s goal v Kerry All-Ireland semi-final replay, Croke Park, August 26th The moment at which Mayo became a different proposition. Five p(...)

Twins Clara  and Maria Harrington from  Westport flying the flag for Mayo ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland football final against Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mealey

When Dutchman Dirk Schonkeren sculpted a milk chocolate version of the Sam Maguire Cup, he never expected it would become a rotating window display ov(...)

Mayo’s Paddy Durcan kicking  an  equalising point against Kerry in Croke Park to force a semi-final replay. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So, what do we mean when we say we think Mayo will win on Sunday? Is it an informed, dispassionate decision having pored over the relevant data, looke(...)

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