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Stephen Rochford won’t play the blame game in wake of shattering loss

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has insisted that there’ll be no ‘victimisation’ of Donal Vaughan in the wake of the county’s All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin.

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Following this Mayo team is a privilege, not a chore

There were moments yesterday when I thought we had it. Barrett’s turnovers. Keegans goal. 50 minutes, and Diarmuid O’Connor appeared on the big screen. Wearing the weight of the world on his face all summer, he had appeared to be a man who had seen far too much for one so young. In that moment he looked fresher and less burdened, writes Colin Sheridan.

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Dean's practice makes perfect, declares Barney Rock

The morning after the madness of the day before and normality was holding sway in the heart of the city.

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Lee Keegan and Eoghan O’Gara facing possible bans

Lee Keegan and Eoghan O’Gara could join Donie Vaughan on the sidelines for the first round of next year’s Allianz League.

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Unbelievable, Jeff: Kammy blown away by Croke Park experience

A friendly garda who turned a blind eye to some All-Ireland day speeding helped Chris Kamara make his commentary seat just before throw-in when Jeff & Kammy’s Journey to Croker reached its climax on Sunday.

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‘Spiky’ blowout game stood to Dublin

James McCarthy’s eye was bruised like a bad banana but that was only the start of it.

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Galway hurling championship in limbo

For the second time in three years, the Galway senior hurling championship could be stalled because of an ineligibility row.

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Borris-Ileigh pip battling Loughmore-Castleiney as Tipp last four decided

Borris-Ileigh and Drom-Inch emerged victorious from yesterday’s quarter-finals to join Thurles Sarsfield and Éire Óg Annacarthy-Donohill in the Tipperary senior hurling semi-finals.

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Spare Mayo the sympathy. They don’t want it

Before considering the wreath and awkward handshake for the Mayo post-mortem, consider perhaps a microscope and tweezers. We’re down to the smallest margins here.

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Shades of Messi as Con O'Callaghan lights up enthralling final

Dublin, by the skin of their teeth, dragged themselves over the line and ensured their place in history as one of the all-time great GAA teams.

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The toughest to win. The toughest to take

“It was the toughest game I’ve ever played,” remarked James McCarthy. As it was the toughest test of Dublin’s champions credentials since they captured the 2015 crown. As it was the toughest defeat this Mayo team will have to process.

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Dublin found belief in chaos

Chaotic. Madness. Toughest game ever.

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This Dublin side simply refuses to let one slip — they just find a way

Five titles in seven years. Four of them after finals won on the slimmest of scorelines, the other by the positively luxurious margin of three points. The instinct is to look at yesterday’s events through the prism of Mayo’s heartache but this is a story dictated by Dublin.

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Numbers all add up to four in a row

The numbers pertaining to this Kerry minor team, whatever way you break them down, are pretty incredible.

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Star-studded students knock out Midleton in thrilling Cork senior tie

UCC staged a late recovery to beat Midleton 1-22 to 1-20 at  Páirc Uí Rinn tonight in a Cork SHC Round 4 tie.

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Do not doubt Mayo’s capacity to go distance

ANY team that has gone toe-to-toe with Dublin in the past 13 months has actually been very close. In fact, it’s happened five times. 

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Mayo and Dublin: A rivalry gone toxic

Enda Varley had his nose broken off the ball in the 2012 semi-final meeting of Mayo and Dublin and also played in the 2013 final. Gone from the county scene, he has since slipped behind enemy lines, playing his club football with St Vincent’s. Kieran Shannon discovers how he’s grown to appreciate his new surroundings and respect teammates like Diarmuid Connolly, but also sees a rivalry between his two homes slipping out of control

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Mayo and the five damning facts

There are plenty of numbers that addle Mayo – (championship games since they last beat Dublin), 10 (All-Ireland finals without a win), 51 (no explanation required) and 66 (the years of waiting). But the five facts that have truly damned them against Dublin these last five times are laid out here:

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Kevin Kilbane: Dad wanted Mayo win more than anything in life

Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane has never been shy in his support of Mayo and if Cillian O’Connor finally lifts Sam Maguire, Kilbane’s late father Farrell will be close to his thoughts.

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'You have to have lived through the heartbreak to appreciate what it means when you make it'

Mayo aren’t the only team in Ireland trying to end a famine, you know. Some club teams in the Rebel County enjoyed reaching the promised land last weekend, as Michael Moynihan found out 

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‘When Cluxton slotted that free, the whole building seemed to shake’

Wicklow native Alan Smullen has been working at The Croke Park Hotel since 2005 – and is now general manager. This weekend promises to be a busy one for Smullen and his team, as fans of Mayo, Dublin, Kerry, and Derry descend on Croke Park for the All-Ireland football finals. So what lies in store?

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Dedicated men of steel are excited about visit home

Five years living Stateside has given Micheál Lyons a distinctive American drawl but make no mistake he’s back where his heart is in Dublin this weekend. 

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Clifford staying a step ahead of hype

Not yet 19 and the compilation of his best bits and hits already makes for compelling viewing.

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