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Tyrone’s Darren McCurry ’s  scores his side’s second goal during the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15 For all the historical portents and yearning around Mayo, the 2021 All-Ireland football title was not decided by anything more (...)

 Former Mayo footballer Andy Moran: ‘I don’t think there is any chance Aidan O’Shea doesn’t start, and I expect him to have a big game.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Andy Moran is a fund of interesting observations on All-Ireland finals and more specifically Mayo’s role in them. The now retired former Footballer of(...)

Frank Burns shunted Kerry’s Dara Moynihan over the sideline early on. Tyrone have brilliant footballers but they also have smart footballers and they knew what their game plan was all about. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We’re hurting in Kerry this week. It’s one thing to lose an All-Ireland semi-final when you’re outclassed or when winning it wasn’t really on the car(...)

 The Kingdom are overreliant on David Clifford’s genius and his injury against Tyrone proved a huge blow to their chances of making the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Maybe the worst of it for Kerry is that they finish the season with no new lament to sing. They didn’t find out anything about themselves on Saturday (...)

Tyrone are due to play Kerry in an All-Ireland semi-final  at Croke Park on Sunday week. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The GAA will know on Monday the extent of the threat to next weekend’s All-Ireland football semi-final between Tyrone and Kerry. The Ulster champions (...)

Tyrone celebrate their Ulster final victory over Monaghan at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 0-15 Tyrone’s ceaseless whip-hand over Monaghan continues. For the fourth time in nine seasons, they ended their near neighbours(...)

Tyrone players celebrate after the victory over Monaghan in the Ulster SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 0-15 It turned out to be far more frantic and close-run than Tyrone would have liked but they all count the same. They withstood(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte is challenged by  Rian O’Neill of Armagh during the Allianz Football League Division 1 North match at the  Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Armagh 2-10 Tyrone 2-15 Tyrone joint-manager Brian Dooher drilled right down on what they expected of themselves in picking up their first win, a cha(...)

A beach in Papagayo, south Lanzarote. Photograph: Raul Garcia

“We don’t want it to end like this,” says Tracy Conway, who has been running Murphy’s Irish pub in Lanzarote with her business partner Frank Burns fro(...)

It went from bad to worse for Tyrone last week when Cathal McShane went off with a bad injury. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Supporters were thin on the ground when Mattie Donnelly appeared at the dressing room door in Tuam stadium last Sunday. The Galway crowd disappeared q(...)

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