Despite crucifying defeats and outlandish ill-luck and decision making, the Green and Red have been ignoring the writers and naysayers, prophesying their demise since 2014.

Football won’t end this Mayo team. Physiology will. That and old age. The 2011 All Ireland semi-finals heralded a new age in football. Jim McGuinness (...)

Cillian O’Connor is expected to make his Mayo return against Down. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland qualifiers, round two [Extra time if necessary and winner on the day] SATURDAY Antrim v Kildare, Corrigan Park, 3pm – One of those qual(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran during their Connacht SFC semi-final loss to Roscommon at McHale Park last Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Moran has been around long enough not to be easily discouraged. Just two months ago, he sounded a note of caution when accepting the garlands for(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores their fourth goal of the game. Photograph:  INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9 Alternative histories: what if Donie Smith had hit a blameless wide into the teeth of the squall eight days previously, consi(...)