Dublin and Mayo players battle for the ball in the All-Ireland SFC final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15 In the chill of midwinter, the strangeness of the season intensified by the emptiness of the stadium, Dublin’s footballers exte(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan scoring his side’s second goal at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The throw-in Accelerating from zero to 60 in 13 seconds, Dublin get the dream start that only Mayo themselves could have dreamed about. Aidan O’Shea (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan has his shot blocked by Diarmuid O’Connor of Mayo during the All-Ireland SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What now? Dublin and Mayo served up a riveting All-Ireland final for three-quarters of the contest. It was 2-9 to 0-14 at the final water break, 55 m(...)

Dublin’s John Small and Cillian O’Connor of Mayo square up during the 2016 All-Ireland SFC Final replay atCroke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland final: Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park Saturday, 5pm – Live on RTÉ2 and Sky Sports Mix. Follow on The Irish Times liveblog from 4.30pm You coul(...)

1. David Clarke Club: Ballina Stephenites Age: 37 Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 14st Occupation: Garda The best shot-stopper in the country but, with the pa(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

That their best tacklers are positioned in the full forward tells you everything you need to know about Mayo’s 2020 edition. Aidan O’Shea, Cillian O’(...)

Mayo have the players to push out quickly to pressure the opposition ball carrier. Photograph: Inpho

I’m excited by the prospect of the Connacht final because I feel this game could be a circuit breaker; a clear departure from the pattern of play we h(...)

Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor scores the first goal of the game in their Connacht semi-final win over Roscommon. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The dream lives on for Joe Biden’s favourite Gaelic football team. If the election to the White House of the ancestral son of Mayo is proof of anythin(...)

Mayo’s Conor Loftus celebrates a goal against Galway in the recent league win at Tuam Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo’s decision to play Conor Loftus at midfield is one of the most unusual since the return of intercounty football last month.  James Horan’s (...)

East Kerry’s Darragh Roche scored 0-5 in his team’s semi-final win. File photograph: Inpho

East Kerry 1-11 St Brendan’s Board 0-8; Mid Kerry 3-20 Dr Crokes 3-19 (after extra-time) Two divisional sides will contest this year’s Kerry senior f(...)

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