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Paddy Durcan equalises for Mayo and takes the All-Ireland semi-final with Kerry to a replay. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

10 Andy Moran’s goal v Kerry All-Ireland semi-final replay, Croke Park, August 26th The moment at which Mayo became a different proposition. Five p(...)

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

Sean Cavanagh made his final appearance for Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

20 Robbie Kiely goal v Cavan All-Ireland SFC qualifier, Breffni Park, July 8th Without five of their 2016 team, Tipperary came from six points down (...)

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 (...)

In a word . . . Mayo

It is a mantra of mine that some of the best writing in this newspaper is in the sports section. And not alone at the weekends. Indeed the article I s(...)

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(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates at the final whistle after beating Kerry in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 0-11 In the middle of all the historic achievement attending Mayo’s advance to a fourth All-Ireland final in six years – a first c(...)

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(...)

Andy Moran: was a joy to watch. His movement and game intelligence was exemplary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpo

We waited all summer for this game and it didn’t disappoint. After a low-key All-Ireland championship spread over five months, the season spins around(...)

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(...)

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