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Mayo supporters stuck with their team, and travelled with them through 10 games this year. Other counties could experience something similar next year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The proposal to split the last eight teams left in the All-Ireland senior football championship into two groups of four teams instead of playing four (...)

Mayo’s Paddy Durcan kicking  an  equalising point against Kerry in Croke Park to force a semi-final replay. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So, what do we mean when we say we think Mayo will win on Sunday? Is it an informed, dispassionate decision having pored over the relevant data, looke(...)

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 (...)

You can be certain Jim Gavin has an idea of where he wants to go and who he wants to use already when his main men like Cluxton, O’Sullivan and Connolly finally move on. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The list of genuine insights rationed out by Jim Gavin for public consumption is notoriously and deliberately a short one. We are used it by now and h(...)

Roscommon’s Sean McDermott and Jason Doherty of Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kevin McStay has a broadcaster’s feel for this stuff. For the drama of it all and the damn little harm there is in giving expression to that. In an RT(...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan stood out for many as being the most reliable free-taker in the country. Photo: Inpho

SEÁN MORAN 1. Is it a case of the usual suspects or is there a chance of a springer this year? Who is that most likely to be? I suspect Tipperary’s (...)

New York and  Sligo players battle for the ball during the Connacht SFC game at  Gaelic Park, Bronx, New York. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

New York 1-13 Sligo 1-21 Sligo survived a brief but real scare in the Bronx on Sunday night before their experience and class told late on to see of(...)

Colin Kelly feels two points from Louth’s remaining three games would see them promoted to Division Two. Photo: Inpho

Louth 2-10 Antrim 1-11 Colin Kelly feels two points from Louth’s remaining three games should clinch a second successive promotion for the Wee County(...)

Sligo manager Niall Carew watched his team draw with Armagh on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sligo 1-14 Armagh 2-11 Adrian Marren netted a controversial penalty with virtually the last kick of the game as Sligo came from six points down to (...)

Leitrim’s goalkeeper Phillip Farrelly tries to close down Cillian McDaid of Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 5-21 Leitrim 0-9 A shellshocked Leitrim failed to recover from a three goal Galway blitz in as many minutes at the beginning of this one-side(...)

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