Seamus O Shea

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Mayo’s Keith Higgins closes in on Dublin’s Dean Rock during last year’s final. Tyrone don’t have the faith that Mayo had last year in their defenders, because they don’t have that calibre of player. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This week I sat down to watch the 2017 All-Ireland football final. Primarily it was to see if there was anything in Mayo’s performance that could give(...)

Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

In action for the Mayo Under-21s in 2016, Eoin O’Donoghue will make his senior championship debut on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Championship debutant Eoin O’Donoghue has been named in Mayo’s starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht quarter-final against Galway. Stephen Rochford has r(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly is unable to keep out Paul Mannion’s early goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Dublin 2-10 If ever you saw a four-point hiding, this was it. Dublin stretched their record against Mayo under Jim Gavin to 10 wins from 13(...)

Gary Sice, who turned 33 in November, made his inter-county debut in 2007. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Galway will have to plan without Gary Sice for their return to Division 1 football after the Corofin forward informed Kevin Walsh of his decision to r(...)

1 David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites) Age: 33 Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 14st 2lbs, 90kg Occupation: Garda The 2016 All Star goalkeeper is arguabl(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins, Séamus O’Shea, Aidan O’Shea,  Colm Boyle and David Clarke close down Paul Geaney of Kerry during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Getting there. It is part of the Mayo DNA. Reek Sunday comes in all sorts of guises. It’s swampy hot on the Jones’ Road for once – actual August weat(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Mayo manager has been subjected to a barrage of criticism for putting O’Shea on Donaghy. But Kerry’s full-forward line were restricted to just  0-5 from play. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It has been a ghoulish week for coverage of Gaelic football. For the second successive championship summer, Mayo’s manager Stephen Rochford has been w(...)

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford is certainly not afraid of making big calls. Photograph: Inpho

What must the Mayo squad think of their manager Stephen Rochford. Brave? Ruthless? Tactical genius? A chancer? Since taking over Mayo ahead of the 20(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran scores his side’s opening goal despite the attempted block of Kerry’s Johnny Buckley during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 2-14 Mayo 2-14 Crazy dreams don’t come much louder than this. Because just when it seemed it over was for another year, Mayo rose again at the (...)

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