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Mayo’s Colm Boyle and Lee Keegan tackle Tipperary’s Michael Quinlivan. There is a price to pay for taking all those tackles. Every heavy hit softens you up to some extent. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The big question for many people going into last Sunday’s game was how Tipperary would approach the psychological task that lay ahead of them. Would (...)

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford during the All-Ireland football semi-final against Tipperary on Sunday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

They look different. Less like Mayo. Liam Kearns, manager of the vanquished Tipperary, says they were better in 2014. That cursed All-Ireland semi-fi(...)

Conor Sweeney of Tipperary is tackled by  Mayo’s Seamus O’Shea and Brendan Harrison during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14 By now, Mayo have seen every sort of All-Ireland semi-final imaginable. They’ve come up short on epic days, fallen the rig(...)

 Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates at the end of the game. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 0-12 Mayo are through to a sixth All-Ireland semi-final in a row, mostly on the back of the bits and pieces they learned on the wa(...)

Westmeath’s Kevin Maguire collides with Seamus O’Shea of Mayo during the  All-Ireland SFC Round 4B Qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 3-15 Westmeath 1-14 A baffling performance from Mayo against Westmeath has drawn a sharp rebuke from manager Stephen Rochford ahead of Saturda(...)

 Evan Regan celebrates his first half goal in Mayo’s win over qualifier. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Mayo 2-17 Kildare 0-14 Kildare’s championship run came to a shuddering halt at sunny MacHale Park, Castlebar before a crowd of close on 15,000 wher(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor in action last Sunday. ‘Mayo have unearthed a real gem in Diarmuid O’Connor’. photograph: inpho

Replays, they’re as predictable as the weather. I’ll start with a throwback to the 1972 All-Ireland football final. I was on a Kerry team that year(...)

Mayo’s Donal Vaughan has been named to start against Dublin on Saturday.

Mayo have announced an unchanged team for Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay against Dublin, naming Donal Vaughan in the side despite t(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea will pose a huge threat to Dublin’s ambitions at  Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the morning after Mayo fed Donegal through the wood-chipper in the 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final, Aidan O’Shea was king of the world. Well, he was(...)

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