Conor Loftus

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Brothers Séamus and Aidan O’Shea of Mayo show their dejection following Mayo’s agonising one-point defeat to Dublin  at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

‘The further you go, the closer you get.’ – Advertising slogan on the back of a Dublin Bus, author unknown. Motivation is not an endless resource. (...)

Stephen Coen could well feature this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It may be a bit previous to declare a pattern but this has definitely been a good decade for Mayo and All-Irelands. Before 2013, no Mayo minor team ha(...)

Kevin McLaughlin has been allocated the role of sweeper by Mayo manager Stephen Rochford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Mayo arrive at Croke Park this weekend for a sixth successive All-Ireland semi-final, extending the record they already hold for a Connacht county. Th(...)

 Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates at the end of the game. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 0-12 Mayo are through to a sixth All-Ireland semi-final in a row, mostly on the back of the bits and pieces they learned on the wa(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor: has had little football since returning towards the end of the league. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There is an impression abroad that Mayo are looking for reasons to be wary of Galway. Superficially, some validity can be found; for instance the d(...)

Mayo captain Stephen Coen lifts the All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship trophy after the victory over Cork at Cusack Park, Ennis. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 5-7 Cork 1-14 Mayo collected their fifth All-Ireland Under-21 football title amid a goal rush in front of a crowd of 7,467 at Cusack Park, Ennis(...)

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane celebrates   a dramatic late win over Dublin in the U-21 semi-final Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Mayo 1-15 Dublin 1-14 It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved in 15 years but Mayo are now just a game away from claiming All-Ireland minor and U-21 ti(...)

Con O’Callaghan (left) is already on the Dublin senior football panel. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Dublin v Mayo, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Saturday, 2.45 (Live on TG4) It’s hardly surprising that even the brightest minds in bookmaking can’t pick(...)

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford makes three changes to the side that lost to Kerry two weeks ago for the critical trip to Hyde Park to take on Roscommon(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

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