Mike Quirke

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Stephen Rochford: the Mayo manager has been subjected to a barrage of criticism for putting O’Shea on Donaghy. But Kerry’s full-forward line were restricted to just  0-5 from play. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It has been a ghoulish week for coverage of Gaelic football. For the second successive championship summer, Mayo’s manager Stephen Rochford has been w(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring a goal against Mayo in the 2014 All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at the Gaelic Ground.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In Kieran Donaghy’s book, What Do You Think Of That?, he tells a story about the drawn game against Mayo in 2014. For so long that day in Croke Park, (...)

The national anthem is played ahead of the drawn All-Ireland football final in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Imagine, so, the scene across Mayo on Friday morning, the last sun of September not fully risen over the gridlocked commuter sprawl of the Bangor-Erri(...)

Feeling outnumbered? Galway supporters at the under-21 hurling semi-final at the weekend surely were.

What’s home advantage worth on the scoreboard? Or, if the game is played at a neutral venue, what’s outnumbering the opposition in the stands b(...)

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