James Horan

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Mayo’s Alan Dillon in action against Dublin’s John Small during the 2016 All-Ireland final, one of six he played in. ‘I don’t think players or managers take being favourites or underdogs to heart. They’re simply the opinions formulated by bookmakers or analysts.’ Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Alan Dillon can reflect on six All-Ireland finals, more than half of the 10 Mayo have contested since the last win 70 years ago. Saturday is the first(...)

 Ciarán McDonald at  TEG Cusack Park, in Mullingar, for Mayo’s game against Westmeath in May. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ciarán McDonald may have parted ways with his intercounty playing days in 2007, but within Mayo’s mind and soul he never really left. There was always(...)

‘You definitely need to be a bit mad so borderline obsession is probably fair’: Mayo boss James Horan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A few days after Mayo’s seismic win over Dublin, a media gathering was hastily convened in MacHale Park. The Castlebar stadium has rarely looked so de(...)

Mayo’s Colm Boyle celebrates the semi-final victory over Dublin  at the final whistle with Stephen Coen. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Our eyes did not deceive us. Last Saturday we spoke here about the suspicion of new vulnerabilities within the Dublin team. That night, we got our ans(...)

Mayo presented James Horan and defender Stephen Coen (pictured) for interview after their victory over Dublin and that was it. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

As you know it’s National Heritage Week and one of the finest of all the Wicklow estates is open for public viewing not far down the hill from me at C(...)

Mayo manager James Horan looks on as Eoghan McLaughlin lies injured following a challenge by Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph:James Crombie/Inpho

Westport and Mayo defender Eoghan McLaughlin rejoined his county team-mates at training on Wednesday night following his weekend surgery for a jaw fra(...)

Mayo’s Eoghan McLaughlin lies on the ground after a challenge  from Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When your opponent is favourite to win an All-Ireland semi-final there is a reckoning that goes on in your head. Logic assures you that the other team(...)

It’s only right that everyone should pause and recognise what this Dublin has achieved. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On one level, there is very obviously no crisis to be declared in Dublin football. Of the players who featured against Mayo on Saturday night, 14 were(...)

Mayo’s Jordan Flynn celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

House on fire. Because Mayo keep on turning up, it was always likely that they would be the team to draw Dublin’s six-year All-Ireland conquering tear(...)

 Rob Hennelly scores a point to send the game into extra-time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Super sub After 26 minutes Mayo had scored just twice. Enda Hession came on and made a massive impact. His energy and intent in possession, and his s(...)

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