Noel Connelly

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Donegal’s Patrick McBrearthy closes in on Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Who else do you want to be playing?” said Keith Higgins, throwing the question right back at us. So Mayo-Dublin comes to pass, certainly answering so(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee can’t stop Aidan O’Shea of Mayo claim the ball on his way to scoring the opening goal Photo:INPHO/James Crombie

Mayo 2-13 Donegal 0-11  The remorseless application of all they have picked up in four previous years on the road, losing by fine margins,(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring his side’s fourth goal at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For once, it’s not the winning management who we go chasing with our dictaphones after the final whistle. Oh, we dutifully talk to Noel Connelly and P(...)

Donal Vaughan and Ger Cafferkey are both back in the Mayo line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The most obvious windows of opportunity for Sligo would appear to be bolted shut going into tomorrow’s Connacht final. They were the last county to d(...)

Mayo joint manager Pat Holmes patrols the sideline at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pat Holmes looked a satisfied man between the dressing-rooms in Pearse Stadium. He and Noel Connelly had taken over a Mayo team that has spent four(...)

Face-off: Galway captain Gary O’Donnell and Mayo captain Andy Moran will be hoping the Connacht title will lead to Croke Park glory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Mayo manager John Maughan said a few years ago when discussing the impact of the qualifiers on the All-Ireland series that whereas the likes(...)

Galway have not beaten Mayo in the championship since 2008.

Connacht SFC Semi-final Galway v Mayo Pearse Stadium, Sunday 4pm, RTÉ 2 In a way this is the ideal championship opener for Mayo: tough enoug(...)

Galway’s Greg Higgins and Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea: Mayo beat Galway by 17 points two years ago, but the gap has been narrowing. Photograph: Inpho

For the first time in a long time, I think Mayo really need to win the Connacht championship. In each of the last few years, they arrived at this week(...)

Football captain Keith Higgins returned to the Mayo hurlers on Saturday. Photo: Inpho

Keith Higgins returned to the Mayo hurling team at the weekend, putting to bed any claims that he was being prevented from doing so by the county’s fo(...)

Mayo’s Mark Ronaldson celebrates scoring his goal in the Allianz League Division One match against Derry at Celtic park. Photograph:   Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Derry 1-13 Mayo 2-12Derry manager Brian McIver blasted the performance of referee Ciarán Branagan after his side’s defeat by Mayo left their survival (...)

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