Aidan O’Shea

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Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea at tech repair group Pair Mobile, which is celebrating its 10th birthday. As well as smart phones, they also do repairs on laptops and tablets. They are an Irish, family run business with walk-in stores in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. They also take posted devices from anywhere in the country. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall

By night-time on Tuesday April 20th, Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea was coming to terms with the realisation that his season was over. A knee injury on the(...)

Aidan O’Shea, seen here scoring Mayo’s opening goal against Sligo at Markievicz Park, will make his 150th appearance in league and championship against    Leitrim on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo football’s ability to enthral us all over the last decade has surfaced again in the unlikely circumstances of an otherwise humdrum Connacht semi-(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after winning the Connacht title last year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Castlebar hasn’t provided Mayo with many home comforts of late, from the run of league defeats they’ve suffered there – seven in the last 10 games – t(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea with manager James Horan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has said that the team has no injury concerns ahead of next weekend’s All-Ireland football final against Dublin. He was speak(...)

Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea lifts the Nestor Cup after the Connacht SFC Final win over Galway at  Pearse Stadium in  Salthill. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea was asked at the county’s remote press conference about the prospect of winning next week’s All-Ireland final for the first (...)

The Australian team pose with the Cormac McAnallen trophy after winning game two and the seriesagainst  Ireland at Domain Stadium  in Perth, Australia. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Australia 53 [0-15-8] Ireland 50 [2-10-8] - Australia win series 2-0 As the curtain came down on the 2017 series and Australia celebrated regaining t(...)

Aidan O’Shea says the Irish players will match up physically. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It hasn’t been the most straightforward of trips for the Ireland captain Aidan O’Shea, leading an unusually inexperienced team and having to cope with(...)

Stephen Cluxton fails to stop Paul Geaney scoring a goal for Kerry. Cluxton is Dublin’s strongest link and if you break that, there’s a chance the whole thing goes to pieces. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s an odd kind of All-Ireland week. Nearly every conversation I have about the game goes the same way. We spend 90 per cent of it coming up with way(...)

The days of four midfielders all contesting the ball, flung in on them loosely by the referee during a throw-in, are well gone. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The modern game, for all its complex game-plans and mechanics, is still an unpredictable one. Yet two moments in every game are guaranteed: the refere(...)

Charl Schwartzel won the Valspar Championship. “Seeing Charl win was actually encouraging because it showed that any player is only one week away from winning.” Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

If I tell you that my list of sports viewing inside the past week has included the Ireland-Italy rugby match on Saturday, the Offaly-Clare football le(...)

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