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The Mayo panel ahead of the drawn final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo have named an unchanged team for Saturday’s All-Ireland final replay against Dublin in Croke Park. Mayo prepare to do battle with the reigning(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins in possession while charging at Brian Fenton of Dublin during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park on September 18th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

“I still don’t think we played well on Sunday, to be honest with you,” Keith Higgins said after having a full night and day to reflect on that harum-s(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates after his side’s first goal as Kevin McLoughlin and goalkeeper David Clarke of Mayo look on dejected. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A few American newspapers and websites fell upon a similar wheeze last weekend when they took to straight-out listing the lies Donald Trump had told o(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan keeps close to Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Inpho

Excuses aside, Mayo held a Dublin forward line which had averaged 1-11 from play in reaching Sunday’s All-Ireland final to just 0-4. Yes, provisions (...)

Kevin MacManamon: “What he has that others don’t is an instinct to run at defenders with ball in hand and a directness that can be irresistible at times.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s always a story hiding in plain sight. We just usually talk about a different one. Kevin McManamon’s hit on Peter Crowley at the end of the Ker(...)

Mayo’s Tom Parsons will wear the number nine jersey in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo have made one change to the team that beat Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final, for Sunday’s final against Dublin. Tom Parsons comes in for(...)

Val Andrews says it’s Dublin’s game to lose this weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The initial enquiry circled around Dublin underage structures. But what point is there talking to Val Andrews the week of an All-Ireland involving Dub(...)

Mayo’s Donal Vaughan with Peter Acheson of Tipperary during their All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

When you hear Donal Vaughan’s name, it immediately conjures up an image of one of Mayo’s seemingly limitless supply of attacking defenders, bombing th(...)

 Former Dublin forward Ray Cosgrove: “Listening to the Mayo lads, they kind of have unfinished business. So I’d be very, very wary.” Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

If anyone knows about the pain Mayo are capable of inflicting on Dublin it’s Ray Cosgrove. And the time to be most wary of that, he says, is when Mayo(...)

Mayo’s Colm Boyle and Lee Keegan tackle Tipperary’s Michael Quinlivan. There is a price to pay for taking all those tackles. Every heavy hit softens you up to some extent. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The big question for many people going into last Sunday’s game was how Tipperary would approach the psychological task that lay ahead of them. Would (...)

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