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“I visited the sculpture of Cúchullain and Ferdia, depicted after their epic fight at the river ford for which the town is named”

In Ardee for a 5k road-race last Saturday, I visited the sculpture of Cúchullain and Ferdia, depicted after their epic fight at the river ford for whi(...)

 Former Mayo footballer Andy Moran: ‘I don’t think there is any chance Aidan O’Shea doesn’t start, and I expect him to have a big game.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Andy Moran is a fund of interesting observations on All-Ireland finals and more specifically Mayo’s role in them. The now retired former Footballer of(...)

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Fáilte Ireland has announced funding of €9 million to build outdoor dining spaces across Ireland over the next six months. As the summer draws to a c(...)

Aidan O’Shea celebrates the semi-final win over Dublin when he  was substituted and later reintroduced to the action.  I wouldn’t be surprised if people are talking about him having silenced the doubters afterwards. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There’s an interesting dynamic to this final in that everyone is going for their first All-Ireland success. The only people in the dressing rooms on (...)

It’s essential to establish the legal status of a property before asserting one’s rights in relation to it

We have a shared access lane which our neighbour had an old shed on – a lean-to on the house. They built a new extension and the roof overhangs the la(...)

Mayo’s Stephen Coen and Paddy Durcan celebrate at the final whistle of the Connacht final. Coen wants a 70 minute performance against Tyrone this weekend. Photograph: Lorraine O’SullivanInpho

The story of the Lucan-MacHale Park midnight shuttle is stitched into the fabric of Mayo’s football story over the last decade. For years, up to a do(...)

These are scarcely believable days for Tyrone football. At their All-Ireland press night in Garvaghey, the management and selected players are seated (...)

Aidan O’Shea can will himself to bend the shape and direction of this All-Ireland final in his favour. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

What can be said about an All-Ireland final involving my home county of Mayo? It felt like they had exhausted all storylines over the past decade but (...)

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(...)

The Tyrone jersey and crest with the evocative red hand. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The evocative red hand against the white background is synonymous with Tyrone GAA, but few realise that the All-Ireland finalists once played in diffe(...)

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