Keith Higgins

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 Kerry’s Denis Moran   outnumbered by Dublin’s Sean Doherty, Tommy Drumm, Brian Mullins and Robbie Kelleher (formerly Scoil Uí Chonail) during the All-Ireland final of 1976. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Rahm Emanuel may have announced that he will not be seeking re-election next year as Mayor of Chicago but the former chief of staff in the Barack Obam(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins closes in on Dublin’s Dean Rock during last year’s final. Tyrone don’t have the faith that Mayo had last year in their defenders, because they don’t have that calibre of player. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This week I sat down to watch the 2017 All-Ireland football final. Primarily it was to see if there was anything in Mayo’s performance that could give(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins, Conor Loftus and Diarmuid O’Connor react as referee David Gough awards Kildare a late free at Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

  I felt fortunate to be in Newbridge on Saturday night with the crowd, the atmosphere, colour and intensity. There’s no doubt that the pre-matc(...)

Mayo captain Cillian O’Connor scores one of his three goals in the victory over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Limerick 3-7 Mayo 5-19 Mayo have been accused in the past of lacking that ruthless streak when it comes to putting teams away but they answered those(...)

  Tom Flynn of Galway and Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea during Sunday’s  Connacht  Football Championship quarter-final in  MacHale Park, Castlebar. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sunday in Castlebar in ways replicated last year’s championship meeting between Galway and Mayo in Pearse Stadium: a claustrophobic tight match of inc(...)

Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

In action for the Mayo Under-21s in 2016, Eoin O’Donoghue will make his senior championship debut on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Championship debutant Eoin O’Donoghue has been named in Mayo’s starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht quarter-final against Galway. Stephen Rochford has r(...)

Dublin’s Conal Keaney and Fergal Whitely fight for possession with Tipperary’s Michael Cahill  during the league quarter final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo’s delight at remaining in Division One of the Allianz Football League has been tempered by manager Stephen Rochford’s disclosure that former Foot(...)

Tempers flare in the closing stages of the Allianz Football League Division One game between Galway and Mayo at   Pearse Stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wild West The increasingly evident friction between Mayo and Galway came to the fore again on Sunday with an on-field melee and three red cards in th(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 David Clarke (Mayo) Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke attempts to block Kerry’s Paul Geaney during the All-Ireland semi-final replay at Croke (...)

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