Alan Dillon

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Kerry’s James O’Donoghue is closely shadowed by Keith Higgins of Mayo at Croke Park.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Kerry 1-16 Mayo 1-16Drama all the way at Croke Park, where Mayo dragged a second half performance from the depths and almost got into the All Ireland (...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea tackled by Tomás Clancy, which resulted in the  Cork player receiving a black card. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 1-19 Cork 2-15Mayo came through this with gasping room only to spare. A game that took a while to ignite developed into a barn-burner by the end,(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor enjoys the big occasions at Croke Park. “We have had two huge disappointments there but we have had some of our best performances there too.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In January of 2011, Cillian O’Connor wrote down a brief set of personal goals for the football year ahead. He had just graduated from minor ranks but (...)

Limerick’s David Breen: recalled to the side to face Cork in Sunday’s Munster senior hurling final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Inpho

Munster champions Limerick make one change to the team that recorded the county’s first championship defeat of Tipperary in Thurles for 41 years for (...)

 Mayo manager James Horan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Andy Moran and Alan Dillon return to Mayo’s starting 15 for Sunday’s Connacht football final against Galway, two of four changes from their semi-final(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea lose out to Roscommon’s Cathal Shine in Sunday’s Connacht football championship semi-final at Dr Hyde Park.

I was watching the Mayo players on Sunday with full sympathy for the situation they found themselves in. When your year is all about winning the All-I(...)

Who’d be the Mayo manager, eh? James Horan spent the winter being told that he had no forwards and that his attacking approach needed overhauling. Th(...)

Mayo’s Alan Dillon: “There’s a good vibe in the camp and it’s been like that since we started back in January.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Alan Dillon sits down for an interview and stands up from a psychology lesson. There is no way of talking with any Mayo footballer these days without (...)

Connacht’s Gavin Duffy in action against Munster’s Doug Howlett. Duffy is training with the Mayo senior football squad. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland rugby international Gavin Duffy trained with the Mayo senior football panel on Tuesday night and is set to make a dramatic return to Gaelic fo(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins in action against Tyrone’s Darren McCurry. The versatile Higgins could be the answer to Mayo’s lack of firepower up front as they prepare for another championship year.

This is another piece about the Mayo forwards. Sorry. Has to be done. There might not be wholesale agreement on Mayo being the second best team(...)

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