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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(...)

Tyrone’s goalkeeper Niall Morgan and full back Ronan McNamee both played excellently in their team’s win over Mayo. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1 Niall Morgan - He made an excellent save to deny Bryan Walsh, made himself big for the penalty and he drove forward to help his backs break the Mayo(...)

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.(...)

Tyrone stand for the national anthem before the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1 Niall Morgan Niall Morgan Club: Edendork. Age: 30. Championship debut: 2013 v Donegal. Occupation: Teacher Thoroughly modern goalk(...)

Aidan O’Shea can will himself to bend the shape and direction of this All-Ireland final in his favour. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

What can be said about an All-Ireland final involving my home county of Mayo? It felt like they had exhausted all storylines over the past decade but (...)

Tyrone’s Conor Meyler, Padraig Hamspey, Ronan McNamee and Michael McKernan tackle Adrian Spillane of Kerry - It appeared as if Kerry hadn’t considered the advent of a blanket defence. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just like that, all has changed. As I watched the scenes in Croke Park at the final whistle on Saturday - Tyrone ecstasy, Kerry dazed - I thought back(...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s crucial third goal during the one-point victory over Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 [after extra-time] Tyrone materialised out of Kerry’s bad dreams on Saturday to perform another spectacular coup in the tangle(...)

 The Kingdom are overreliant on David Clifford’s genius and his injury against Tyrone proved a huge blow to their chances of making the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Maybe the worst of it for Kerry is that they finish the season with no new lament to sing. They didn’t find out anything about themselves on Saturday (...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 (aet) An All-Ireland semi-final that was already extraordinary before a ball was thrown in, erupted into sensation at Croke Pa(...)

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