Conor Sweeney

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Mayo’s Tom Parsons will wear the number nine jersey in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo have made one change to the team that beat Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final, for Sunday’s final against Dublin. Tom Parsons comes in for(...)

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford during the All-Ireland football semi-final against Tipperary on Sunday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

They look different. Less like Mayo. Liam Kearns, manager of the vanquished Tipperary, says they were better in 2014. That cursed All-Ireland semi-fi(...)

Conor Sweeney of Tipperary is tackled by  Mayo’s Seamus O’Shea and Brendan Harrison during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14 By now, Mayo have seen every sort of All-Ireland semi-final imaginable. They’ve come up short on epic days, fallen the rig(...)

Mayo’s Seamus O’Shea and Alan Campbell of Tipperary. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final: Mayo v Tipperary, Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30 (RTÉ and Sky) Aside from the obvious historical context, the first of this y(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan gets to grips with Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Keegan also got forward to shoot two crucial points. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary carry the greatest goal threat of any football team in the 2016 championship. On Sunday they play a Mayo team who have conceded 53 goals in (...)

 Tipperary’s Conor Sweeney  celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Galway in the quarter-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In general the All-Ireland qualifiers tend to produce two different types of teams: experienced contenders who have slipped up in their province and s(...)

Conor Sweeney of Tipperary scores his side’s third goal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

At the end, with the place bubbling and people wiping wet eyes everywhere you looked, the Tipperary team came to the sideline under the Hogan Stand t(...)

Conor Sweeney scores  Tipperary’s third goal in the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final win over Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary 3-13 Galway 1-10 It’s hard to calibrate surprises and when a team is so emphatically superior in a match it can appear incongruous to dwell(...)

 Damien Comer  in action against Roscommon. He has proviced a useful fulcrum for Galway’s attack so far this summer.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final: Galway v Tipperary, Croke Park, Sunday, 4.0 (RTÉ 1) The Sunday Game panel will have to watch themselves on this one(...)

Derry’s Niall Holly with Phillip Austin of Tipperary. Tipp beat Derry to qualify for their first All- Ireland quarter-final. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Potential, as Michael Quinlivan observed, is the easy part. Turning it into actual, tangible success is the really difficult bit. So, asked which was(...)

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