Donie Buckley

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Despite crucifying defeats and outlandish ill-luck and decision making, the Green and Red have been ignoring the writers and naysayers, prophesying their demise since 2014.

Football won’t end this Mayo team. Physiology will. That and old age. The 2011 All Ireland semi-finals heralded a new age in football. Jim McGuinness (...)

Mayo celebrate their league final win in Croke Park. It was a deserved success and long-time observers were impressed by the game management that conclusively saw off Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“The biggest thing is that it endorses and reinforces the work that we are doing on the training field. It’s a bit of tin and I’m sure in five weeks’ (...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton and Ciarán Kilkenny celebrate with the Allianz Football League Division One  trophy in 2018. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

Cavan Cavan make their way on to the field Manager: Mickey Graham (1st season) Selectors: Dermot McCabe, Martin Corey Last good leagu(...)

Kerry versus Kildare in Super 8s in August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the first half of August’s Super 8s game between Kerry and Kildare, the visiting Lilywhites reeled off 1-5 without reply and led by six points(...)

Peter Keane has been confirmed as the new Kerry manager on a three-year term. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Peter Keane, appointed as expected the new Kerry football manager at Monday night’s meeting of the county committee, will know that he is unlikely to (...)

Peter Keane has been manager of the successful Kerry minor side for the last three seasons. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

After some debate, and it seems some compromise, Peter Keane is now set to take over as Kerry senior football manager. Keane’s name will be ratified (...)

Mayo players stand for the national anthem before the All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Kildare in Newbridge which ended their season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This week a year ago, Mayo was bubbling. Both the men’s and women’s senior teams were getting ready for All-Ireland finals. The local papers were fel(...)

Stephen Rochford has resigned as Mayo manager after three years in charge. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Stephen Rochford’s resignation on Monday evening as Mayo manager came after a day of intense rumour but there had been signs of uncertainty going back(...)

Stephen Rochford: was granted a two-year extension to his term as Mayo manager last October, bringing him to the end of 2020. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford is still in the process of pulling together a new management team for the 2019 season. The Crossmolina man met with May(...)

Mayo’s manager Stephen Rochford and selector Seán Carey, who have led the county to their third All-Ireland final in five years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Football people go by defining years so when Stephen Rochford was putting together his backroom team, he turned to Seán Carey, one of his minor team-m(...)

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