Keith Higgins

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Mayo’s Andy Moran scores his side’s opening goal despite Johnny Buckley’s attempt to block. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Kerry 2-14 Mayo 2-14 There was a lot of history repeating itself in Croke Park on Sunday. For the fourth year running, Mayo have ended up in a tight(...)

 Kerry fans with a flag supporting Kieran Donaghy in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Three years ago, as you perused your All-Ireland football semi-final match programme, a name might have caught your eye on the Kerry subs’ bench. Numb(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates after Cillian O’Connor scored his side’s fourth goal against Roscommon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I was away on holiday for the first game between Mayo and Roscommon so I made sure to come up to Croke Park for the replay, thinking there’d be a grea(...)

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final replay, Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

So now there’s a big four, apparently. Or maybe it’s still a big three, only Mayo were in it all along and people were claiming bigger things than Tyr(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores their fourth goal of the game. Photograph:  INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9 Alternative histories: what if Donie Smith had hit a blameless wide into the teeth of the squall eight days previously, consi(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores their fourth goal against Roscommon. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9 Trust Mayo to yet again come up with the one storyline nobody expected. We thought their summer was petering out, that withou(...)

Mayo know better than anyone that qualifier form is irrelevant when you get to Croke Park. This is where serious business begins.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When you get to this time of year, you can generally split the teams into two categories. Teams who are looking to win the All-Ireland and teams who a(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh is congratulated by supporters after the match. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

And if you didn’t believe it the first time, Sunday in Pearse Stadium saw the death of another set of assumptions. Galway were Connacht champions, had(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer celebrates after winning a free during the final moments in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11 In metaphorical terms for Galway, a ferocious squally afternoon in Salthill gave way to sunshine but only after periods of high(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

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