James Carr

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Aidan O’Shea lifts the Nestor Cup as Mayo celebrate the Connacht final win over Galway at Croke Park. Positioning the towering O’Shea at full forward is the best option for Mayo going forward. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Life has taught me that when it comes to the forensic analysis of Mayo-Galway championship games, the coin flip is best. I did a lot of previewing an(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates with his daughter Lile in the JJ Nestor Cup after the win over Galway in the Connacht SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo 2-14 Galway 2-8 An old story told in a different style still came to a familiar conclusion at Croke Park with James Horan’s latest championship (...)

In Mayo’s two Connacht Championship games so far, Ryan O’Donoghue has had 16 shots and scored 1-11. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On Sunday, for the first time in 12 years, Mayo will play a championship match in Croke Park without Cillian O’Connor in the line-up. It hasn’t happe(...)

Aidan O’Shea tackles Seamus Lavin during Mayo’s win over Meath in Castlebar. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo 3-17 Meath 2-12 Mayo never looked in bother in this third round clash at a sun-baked MacHale Park, Castlebar, where Meath made eight changes fro(...)

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(...)

Mayo’s Kevin McLoughlin scores the winning goal in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game against Meath at  Páirc Tailteann in Navan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Meath 2-5 Mayo 1-9 Meath’s wait for a first win in Division One goes on – despite a helter-skelter finish in Páirc Tailteann that originally looked a(...)

 Dublin’s Dean Rock celebrates his goal. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Dublin 1-11 Mayo 0-8 This pair. If Dublin and Mayo could be classed as a couple, then they make Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen appear like boring subu(...)

Croke Park, Sunday: as Kerry and Tyrone warmed up to an atmosphere more fitting for a league semi-final, the general pall around the place felt like a pretty straightforward reaction to Dublin’s awesome second half the previous night. Photograph: Tommy Dickson: ©INPHO

Mad the things you find in an idle hour. Hopping over a few lily pads online during the week, this column came across a news story in The Irish Times (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan scores his side’s second goal against Mayo. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In a way the competing theories were both correct. Mayo had too much mileage up this summer and it told in the end whereas Dublin were indeed undercoo(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Chris Barrett celebrate after the victory over Mayo in Castlebar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10 Guess who’s coming to dinner? Prepare for a week in which the garlands will be flung in Mayo’s direction, lauding their cou(...)

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