Padraig O Hora

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Shane Walsh in action for Galway  against Mayo’s Oisín Mullin during the Connacht SFC Final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Shane Walsh is tiptoeing around the issue when he begins to just say it: cynical fouling is alive and well in Gaelic football, and he has the scars to(...)

Tyrone’s Darren McCurry ’s  scores his side’s second goal during the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15 For all the historical portents and yearning around Mayo, the 2021 All-Ireland football title was not decided by anything more (...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane scores the first goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Although Mayo started in a bustle of energy, scored two early points and demonstrated intent in Ryan O’Donoghue’s hustling of Michael McKernan over th(...)

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.(...)

Mayo stand for the national anthem ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1. Rob Hennelly Rob Hennelly Club: Breaffy. Age: 31. Debut: 2011 v London. Occupation: Marketing manager A potential match-winner fo(...)

Tyrone’s Conor Meyler celebrates after their All-Ireland SFC semi-final win over Kerry at Croke Park on August 28th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Three All-Ireland senior finals in a week. Women’s football, men’s football, camogie – all in the space of seven days. For those of us who have never(...)

Mayo’s Colm Boyle celebrates the semi-final victory over Dublin  at the final whistle with Stephen Coen. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Our eyes did not deceive us. Last Saturday we spoke here about the suspicion of new vulnerabilities within the Dublin team. That night, we got our ans(...)

Mayo’s Eoghan McLaughlin lies on the ground after a challenge  from Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When your opponent is favourite to win an All-Ireland semi-final there is a reckoning that goes on in your head. Logic assures you that the other team(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly scores a point to put the sides equal and force the game into extra-time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14 (after extra time) A tale of contrasting momentum: Mayo, invigorated with new players and a rising sense of themselves tha(...)

 Tommy Conroy celebrates as Mayo take the lead in the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

House on fire. After six years of unbroken domination that at times left the rest of the country in despair, Dublin, All-Ireland champions 2015-2020, (...)

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