Keith Higgins

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Niall Morgan and Darren McCurry are among eight Tyrone players to win football All Stars. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Tyrone crowned a brilliant year on Friday night with the securing of eight PwC All Stars, equalling the record of their 2005 pre(...)

 Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scores his side’s third goal against Mayo in the 2015 semi-final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As the Dublin-Mayo rivalry heads into a 10th championship meeting in 10 years, there is valid focus on the strength of the respective benches. This ha(...)

The transition of Mayo under James Horan has been both swift and successful. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When I look at Mayo now, my first thought is that you have to hand it to James Horan. When he came back on board as manager at the end of 2018, everyb(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny with Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor and Oisín Mullen: while some team-mates have struggled for their best form, Kilkenny remains reliable and still takes a lot of stopping on the big day in Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The championship has raced by. Suddenly we are in mid-August and the contest has been a straightforward sideshow to establish the usual suspects. Most(...)

Keith Higgins lifts the Nicky Rackard Cup after the victory over Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo 2-27 Tyrone 1-14 Eight months after coming up short with Mayo in the All-Ireland football final, and seven since retiring from the big ball game(...)

Aidan O’Shea, seen here scoring Mayo’s opening goal against Sligo at Markievicz Park, will make his 150th appearance in league and championship against    Leitrim on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo football’s ability to enthral us all over the last decade has surfaced again in the unlikely circumstances of an otherwise humdrum Connacht semi-(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores their second goal in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Meath in July 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Players make championships. What has happened to Cillian O’Connor has brought this truth into sharp focus. On the last day of the league, Cillian was (...)

Kerry’s David Clifford celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game against Roscommon at  Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Like a chameleon adapting to its surroundings, the national league goes through another metamorphosis. The coming weeks won’t see actual finals in at (...)

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane in action against Cathal Hickey of Meath during the Allianz Football League Division 2 North game  at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

As it dawned on people that none of the Allianz Football League divisional finals are guaranteed to take place, controversy arose over what this says (...)

Keith Higgins after the 2015 All-Ireland semi-final replay against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If the announcement on Saturday evening that Keith Higgins was taking his leave didn’t come as any great surprise, it was still an unwelcome reminder (...)

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