Mayo’s decision to deploy Aidan O’Shea at full-back to man-mark Kieran Donaghy isn’t the first rabbit from the tactics hat that the westerners have employed 2017 – Lee Keegan, drawn All-Ireland quarter-final v Roscommon.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
Mayo fatigue is being experienced across the country but this team doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. That belligerence has to be respected yet the question is, can they transform doughtiness into dominance? looks at the arguments for and against.
Sat, 20 May, 2017
Mayo’s misery will extend to a 66th year after Dublin’s excellent bench scored them a second successive All-Ireland title this evening, their hero in the drawn final Cillian O’Connor widing a last gasp free to force extra-time.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016
Seamie McGeown, the Crossmaglen trainer, and myself run five or six days a week in Markethill. Seamie would be regularly on the phone with Tony McEntee, whom he worked alongside when the club won the All-Irelands in 2011 and ‘12. Tony and myself? We’d always talk when we see each other but I wouldn’t be bothering him on the blower and he wouldn’t be bothering me.
Sat, 17 Sep, 2016
There are key elements that build belief and confidence once an All-Ireland final gets underway. It could be a block, a free, a moment of high fielding, a surging run — something that boosts a team’s morale and makes them feel invincible. All the talk of winning big starts to become a reality in front of your eyes.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016
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