Cillian O’Connor of Ballintubber gets his shot away despite the attempt  to block by Ballaghaderreen’s David Drake during the Mayo SFC Final at  Elvery’s MacHale Park in  Castlebar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ballintubber 1-14 Ballaghaderreen 1-11 Cillian O’Connor kicked two insurance points in added time as Ballintubber defended the Moclair Cup for the se(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores a goal past Meath’s substitute goalkeeper Marcus Brennan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14 Hard to know how many more of these Mayo have in them. On a different day against a better team, there’s no guarantee they’d hav(...)

Cillian O’Connor is set to start for Mayo against Galway on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cillian O’Connor is set to make his first start of the year as Mayo take on Galway in Saturday evening’s huge qualifier clash in Limerick. 27-year-ol(...)

Meath’s Bryan Menton celebrates with Darragh Campion. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

It was former GAA director general Liam Mulvhill who mused at an annual launch for the National Football League how he found it mystifying a competiti(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Oh well. We came armed with stats and catchy intros and promptly scribbled them out - Dublin restoring football’s world order wi(...)

Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

Mayo captain Stephen Coen lifts the All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship trophy after the victory over Cork at Cusack Park, Ennis. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 5-7 Cork 1-14 Mayo collected their fifth All-Ireland Under-21 football title amid a goal rush in front of a crowd of 7,467 at Cusack Park, Ennis(...)

Con O’Callaghan (left) is already on the Dublin senior football panel. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Dublin v Mayo, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Saturday, 2.45 (Live on TG4) It’s hardly surprising that even the brightest minds in bookmaking can’t pick(...)

 Mayo’s Tommy Conroy celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 3-19 Monaghan 1-12: Mayo’s rising generation of stars delivered a spectacular preview of what may lie ahead for the county’s long-suffering suppo(...)