Seamie O Shea

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 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(...)

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(...)

Kevin McLaughlin misses the late free to draw the game against Roscommon. But I’d be surprised if Mayo weren’t still standing after Donegal and Roscommon have fallen away.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was a good weekend for the teams at the level just below the top of the football championship. I’d say it’s fairly clear at this stage that Dublin(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus with Chris Barrett and Brendan Harrison of Mayo during the Allianz  Football League Division 1 match at  Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo 3-15 Monaghan 1-18 It’s not even Easter and already Mayo are rising from the dead. Written off just a few weeks ago on a dismal night against th(...)

Diarmuid Connolly: would straight away become the best non-injured player ever to be held out of an All-Ireland final starting line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The thing to remember about All-Ireland finals is that there is so much we don’t know at this point, even though we know these two teams so well. The (...)

Andy Moran reacts to a missed chance in last year’s All-Ireland SFC final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In a former life, the heroic lady whose dubious pleasure it is to have her life tangled up in mine – for better, for worse, for richer (ahem) and so o(...)

Paddy Durcan: you couldn’t ask for a better put-together score under time pressure than his late equalising point in the drawn game against Kerry.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ten days out from the football final, one interesting thing we should look at is the age profile of the two teams. In general, Mayo are old and getti(...)

Dejected Tyrone players Lee Brennan and Cathal McCarron at the end of the game in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

By half-time, the second semi-final was over. Tyrone simply weren’t playing well enough to retrieve a seven-point deficit. Dublin were excellent. Thei(...)

Neither fish nor fowl: Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea marks Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy at the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sometimes you can be too clever for your own good. There’s no harm in it and certainly no shame. The problem arises when you do it a second time, know(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea with John McManus, Niall McInerney and Colin Compton of Roscommon during the drawn quarter-final. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final replay – Mayo v Roscommon (Croke Park, 2.00 Live, RTÉ Two, 1.30) The psychology of this one will be interesting to watc(...)

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