Keith Higgins

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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 (...)

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford during the All-Ireland football semi-final against Tipperary on Sunday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

They look different. Less like Mayo. Liam Kearns, manager of the vanquished Tipperary, says they were better in 2014. That cursed All-Ireland semi-fi(...)

Conor Sweeney of Tipperary is tackled by  Mayo’s Seamus O’Shea and Brendan Harrison during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14 By now, Mayo have seen every sort of All-Ireland semi-final imaginable. They’ve come up short on epic days, fallen the rig(...)

 Tipperary’s Conor Sweeney  celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Galway in the quarter-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In general the All-Ireland qualifiers tend to produce two different types of teams: experienced contenders who have slipped up in their province and s(...)

 Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates at the end of the game. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 0-12 Mayo are through to a sixth All-Ireland semi-final in a row, mostly on the back of the bits and pieces they learned on the wa(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea goes down  after being tackled by Che Cullen of Fermanagh. Cillian O’Connor fired home the subsequent penalty to give his side the lead late in the qualifier at MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 2-14 Fermanagh 1-12 Mayo turned a six-point interval deficit into a five-point victory as they ushered Fermanagh out through the back door, but (...)

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney: took personal responsibility for the performance when his side lost by 17 points against Cavan in March. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht SFC quarter-final London v Mayo, Ruislip, 3.0 – Curiously for a fixture that is fulfilled so ritually every five years, Mayo have found this(...)

   Aidan O’Shea: “They are a very talented group of lads and obviously we have a good crew of them in with us at the moment.”

Just because the Mayo footballers are enjoying a two-month break between league and championship doesn’t mean there’s nothing to play for, as Aidan O(...)

Stephen Rochford is the latest to take up Mayo’s  quest, which at times makes the pursuit of the Holy Grail appear half-hearted. Photograph: Andrew Paton/inpho

There was a moment during Aidan O’Shea’s press conference to promote his American adventures – which the PR firm had encouraged us to examine in every(...)

As Monaghan’s most potent attacking player, Conor McManus has been targetted by opponents. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

SATURDAY Throw-ins at 7.0 unless stated Division 1 Down v Dublin Páirc Esler Lives Setanta Sports It was after a defeat here four years ago th(...)

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