Stephen Rochford

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The GAA and AIB has signed a deal “that everybody is happy with”, says the bank’s chief marketing officer, Tom Kinsella. Photograph: Sam Barnes/SportsFile

AIB has renewed its “backing club and county” sponsorship links with the GAA until 2023 for an undisclosed sum, the bank announced on Monday. The five(...)

Mayo begin their qualifier campaign against Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo will travel to Limerick for their first-round qualifier match, following Monday morning’s draw. The draw involved all of the teams who have been(...)

Will  Mayo players spend the next few weeks mourning the loss of Tom Parsons to injury? That’s not how it works. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tom Parsons will be hearing a lot of soothing words this week, so many of them that he’ll be nearly wishing someone would give out to him. Best wishes(...)

  Tom Flynn of Galway and Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea during Sunday’s  Connacht  Football Championship quarter-final in  MacHale Park, Castlebar. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sunday in Castlebar in ways replicated last year’s championship meeting between Galway and Mayo in Pearse Stadium: a claustrophobic tight match of inc(...)

Final whistle: Galway’s Eoghan Kerin celebrates his side’s victory over Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12 It was never a match that could equal the vast hopes and passions of the occasion, with the fault lines along the Mayo-Galway b(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer

GALWAY Manager: Kevin Walsh (4th year). Odds: All-Ireland 14/1. Connacht 2/1. Next up: May 13th v Mayo, MacHale Park, 4pm. Returned to the top tie(...)

Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

In action for the Mayo Under-21s in 2016, Eoin O’Donoghue will make his senior championship debut on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Championship debutant Eoin O’Donoghue has been named in Mayo’s starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht quarter-final against Galway. Stephen Rochford has r(...)

Mayo’s David Nestor and  Tomas Meehan of Galway in the Connacht Football Championship final in Tuam in 1999. Photograph:

I met Stephen Rochford last week in the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Co Mayo. It’s a typical small-town hotel, with some relics of auld decenc(...)

The Galway V Mayo match at the weekend is unlikely to be the earth-shattering event everyone is making it out to be. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The old saying about the championship not starting until the quarter-finals has never been more true than this year. Even with Mayo and Galway playing(...)

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