Alan Dillon

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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(...)

 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 (...)

Evan Regan points for Mayo in their first Championship outing of summer 2016. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo 2-16 London 0-9 The last Mayo team to play London in the championship five years ago came within a whisker of a sensational defeat as they rescu(...)

Brendan Harrison slides along the wet turf at Dr Hyde Park  to gather possession for Mayo, who checked Roscommon’s recent run of good results in the Allianz League. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even if Mayo’s record of having the longest unbroken stretch in the top division of the Allianz Football League is probably little more than a quiz qu(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Well, you can’t be certain. You can’t be certain about . . . nearly everything,” reasons Cillian O’Connor when asked how he can’t be sure that Mayo w(...)

 Andriú Mac Lochlainn finished with Kildare in 2012 at the age of 29. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The revolving door of intercounty stars is spinning off its hinges. Exiting this week was Kilkenny hurling forward Richie Power. Power is one of the l(...)

Cora Staunton won her 10th All Star in November. Her 2-10 against Tyrone was the undoubted highlight of another excellent season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It wouldn’t be fair to put this question to Cora Staunton but the more you mull over the cloudbusting career of football’s original child star it can (...)

Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)

Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring Mayo’s opener during their Connacht Championship win over Galway in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

MAYO 1-15 GALWAY 2-8 It was tighter and better contested than recent instalments of the rivalry but in the end this Connacht football semi-final in Pe(...)

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