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’s Andy Moran during their Connacht SFC semi-final loss to Roscommon at McHale Park last Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Moran has been around long enough not to be easily discouraged. Just two months ago, he sounded a note of caution when accepting the garlands for(...)

Meath’s Bryan Menton celebrates with Darragh Campion. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

It was former GAA director general Liam Mulvhill who mused at an annual launch for the National Football League how he found it mystifying a competiti(...)

Cormac Costello in action against Galway’s Cein D’Arcy. The Dublin forward took the opportunity to showcase his undoubted talent during the league clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

After a football pre-season dominated by the experimental rules or more specifically the hand-pass restrictions intended to unshackle the game from th(...)