Shane Walsh

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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(...)

Mayo and Meath players get acquainted with each other during the 1996 All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Inpho

I have had a week or so of holidays in Ballina. It wasn’t the best timing to return to the fatherland after the controversy of the Dublin-Mayo game. I(...)

Aidan O’Shea lifts the Nestor Cup as Mayo celebrate the Connacht final win over Galway at Croke Park. Positioning the towering O’Shea at full forward is the best option for Mayo going forward. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Life has taught me that when it comes to the forensic analysis of Mayo-Galway championship games, the coin flip is best. I did a lot of previewing an(...)

Mayo’s Stephen Coen and Paddy Durcan celebrate at the final whistle of the Connacht SFC Final against Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo keep rolling on, Galway keep rolling over. This Connacht final played out as the ultimate display of the distance between the major warring facti(...)

Galway manager Pádraic Joyce: ‘I’m just very disappointed, hard to put your finger on it in the second half where it went wrong for us’. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Down in the media room, Pádraic Joyce isn’t making excuses. A man who has just seen his team pasted like they were in the second half can’t really rea(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates with his daughter Lile in the JJ Nestor Cup after the win over Galway in the Connacht SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo 2-14 Galway 2-8 An old story told in a different style still came to a familiar conclusion at Croke Park with James Horan’s latest championship (...)

Tracking defenders is not the natural game of players like Donie Smith or Diarmuid Murtagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was no fault of the teams but there was something terribly dismal about the spectacle in Hyde Park on Sunday and as the game went on the elephant i(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan is challenged by  Galway’s Seán Kelly during the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game at  St Jarlath’s Park in Tuam. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s nearly a bit comical to hear people raving about the quality of the football since the start of the league. It’s every week now, game after game,(...)

Dublin’s Aaron Byrne scores a goal against Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 1-15 Dublin 2-16 Another reminder, if we ever again need one, how much crowds are missed at games like this. Galway welcomed the All-Ireland (...)

Galway’s Finnian O’Laoi with Niall Daly of Roscommon during their Allianz League clash. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 2-16 Roscommon 1-13 Not a game that will be spoken of in 20 days, let alone 20 years. But for Galway, it was just the tonic. A solid defensive(...)

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