Mattie Ruane

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Mayo’s Pédraig O’Hora and Enda Hession celebrate at the final whistle after beating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is so much intrigue and speculation about this evening’s gripping All-Ireland final. Well, I think it is going to be a proper game of football.(...)

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 Stephen Coen and Paddy Durcan celebrate at the final whistle of the Connacht SFC Final against Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo keep rolling on, Galway keep rolling over. This Connacht final played out as the ultimate display of the distance between the major warring facti(...)

 Aidan O’Shea celebrates after the game. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

When he finished his speech on the steps of the Hogan Stand, Aidan O’Shea put down the microphone and grabbed the Nestor Cup to bring it to his teamma(...)

 Sean Kelly is fouled by Eoghan McLaughlin to deny Galway a late goal. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo 0-14 Galway 0-13 When it comes down to it, these counties hold up a mirror to the other. If Galway need to know who they are, then Mayo will pro(...)