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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(...)

 Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Sligo 0-8 Fermanagh 0-13 Rory Gallagher’s Fermanagh made it three wins from three games in the league after a hard-fought defeat of Sligo at a wet Ma(...)

Rory Grugan scored five points from play in Armagh’s win over Sligo. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Armagh 2-17 Sligo 0-9 Armagh gave a hint that they could yet prove a formidable force in Division Three by the efficient manner in which they put awa(...)

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(...)

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