Paddy Durcan

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Dublin and Mayo players battle for the ball in the All-Ireland SFC final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15 In the chill of midwinter, the strangeness of the season intensified by the emptiness of the stadium, Dublin’s footballers exte(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire trophy after the victory over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15 Leave Santa’s sleigh up on its blocks, tell the elves they’re furloughed. Dublin were in no mood for fairytales here as they co(...)

 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(...)

Mayo have the players to push out quickly to pressure the opposition ball carrier. Photograph: Inpho

I’m excited by the prospect of the Connacht final because I feel this game could be a circuit breaker; a clear departure from the pattern of play we h(...)

Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor scores the first goal of the game in their Connacht semi-final win over Roscommon. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The dream lives on for Joe Biden’s favourite Gaelic football team. If the election to the White House of the ancestral son of Mayo is proof of anythin(...)

Action from Mayo and Tyrone’s  league encounter in Castlebar on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Mayo 1-19 Tyrone ended Mayo’s great love affair with Division 1 football in the most dramatic of fashion in a battle for survival at MacH(...)

Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey celebrates after scoring a goal with Paul Mannion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At the Dublin hotel the morning after last year’s All-Ireland final, Jack McCaffrey gave a long and completive interview to the gathered hackery, the (...)

 Con O’Callaghan celebrates scoring a goal against Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Jim Gavin has a small ritual he carries out with every Dublin player who comes off the pitch as he’s substituted. Doesn’t matter if you had a scorcher(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan collides with Rob Hennelly of Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10 Who wants to play them now? Who really wants to face Dublin? In the end, there would be no dark magic or otherworldly defianc(...)

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