James Horan

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Mayo have the players to push out quickly to pressure the opposition ball carrier. Photograph: Inpho

I’m excited by the prospect of the Connacht final because I feel this game could be a circuit breaker; a clear departure from the pattern of play we h(...)

Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor scores the first goal of the game in their Connacht semi-final win over Roscommon. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The dream lives on for Joe Biden’s favourite Gaelic football team. If the election to the White House of the ancestral son of Mayo is proof of anythin(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell at the AFL Division 1 game between Dublin and Kerry  in Croke Park on January 25th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Most people are expecting Dublin to comfortably deal with Westmeath on Saturday, and for neutrals it may not be the most exciting prospect. But I’ve b(...)

Mayo’s Conor Loftus celebrates a goal against Galway in the recent league win at Tuam Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo’s decision to play Conor Loftus at midfield is one of the most unusual since the return of intercounty football last month.  James Horan’s (...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion celebrates with the Sam Maguire after defeating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran How much will a straight knock-out championship change things? Or should we just be expecting six in a row for Dublin? No. The new format(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford and Brendan McCole of Donegal in their AFL Division One game at  Austin Stack Park, Tralee on Saturday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In a normal year, the final weekend of the Allianz Football League (AFL) is one of the great setpieces of the GAA year. Sixteen matches start simultan(...)

Top: A packed stadium watches the Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia (Photo: Getty Images). Bottom: Supporters watch the Galway and Mayo match in Tuam (Photo: Inpho).

If there is to be a season, then at least the GAA won’t have to worry about attendance being down this year. The season resumed over the weekend in a (...)

Aidan O’Shea on the ball during Mayo’s thrashing of Galway. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway 0-17 Mayo 3-23 It would have been a day for Mayo to lock the gates and make their old enemies watch - had there been anyone inside to watch. A(...)

London’s Seán Kelly and Brian Collins celebrate at the final whistle after the victory over Leitrim in the 2013 Connacht SFC semi-final replay at  Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

On the first Sunday in April 2013, the London footballers finished out yet another gruelling league campaign with yet another defeat. This one was awa(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

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