Kevin Walsh

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Mayo Manager James Horan at the All-Ireland SFC round 4 qualifier between Mayo and Galway at LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What goes around, comes around. Five years ago, give or take, James Horan stepped down as Mayo manager after an All-Ireland extra-time defeat by Kerry(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates his team’s win over Galway in Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13 Mayo, the great survivors of qualifier football over the past four years, made up for their only lapse – last year – by reachin(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh has won his last seven matches against Mayo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway’s defensive system is made for predictable attacks, and that’s why it holds up so well against Mayo. In their last seven wins over Mayo – they(...)

Mayo are still relying on familiar faces like Colm Boyle and Aidan O’Shea, seen here in action against Armagh at Castlebar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When the farmer sees you robbing the orchard he tends to fire a shot overhead but the second bullet is coming straight at you. The time for warnings h(...)

Healy Park, Omagh for the clash of Dublin and Tyrone last summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Monday’s All-Ireland qualifier round four draw has clarified the picture on the All-Ireland quarter-final group stages, which begin later this month. (...)

James Horan: Mayo manager led  his side to the Allianz Football League title and will expect a sustained championship challenge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Much of the focus of the weekend’s qualifier round two falls on the big Ulster clash between Armagh and Monaghan but Mayo, who have reached All-Irelan(...)

A derelict Casement Park in Belfast, Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

Stand aside, Munster It’s been all about Munster, Leinster just a mezzanine in the shadows – above Joe McDonagh though not quite hitting the heights (...)

Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg celebrates winning his third Connacht title. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 0-12 Roscommon 1-13 Forewarned is forearmed and yet as the rain fell and the pitch became splashy and all sense was squeezed from this cold Ju(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer (right) comes under pressure from Kildare’s Fergal Conway in the All-Ireland football championship quarter-final last year.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht SFC final: Galway v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, Sunday, 4.0 (Live RTÉ) It has slipped under the radar that this match constitutes a record fo(...)

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Phase 2, St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 22/7/2018Kildare vs GalwayKildare's Fergal Conway with Damien Comer of GalwayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his style of play that Damien Comer is an impatient invalid. Comer, whose wrecking-ball role gave (...)

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