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.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
Sun, 17 Sep, 2017
Eleven years after delivering a Footballer of the Year season almost out of nowhere and destroying Mayo in an All-Ireland final, the same question is being asked about Kieran Donaghy — who do Mayo have that is capable of marking him?
Wed, 16 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
In an exclusive extract from his autobiography What Do You Think of That?, Kieran Donaghy recalls how his relationship with manager Jack O’Connor was different the second time around...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
The Mayo County Board have acceded to a request by senior manager Stephen Rochford to postpone club championship games fixed for this weekend until the week after the September 18 All-Ireland final,.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
Ryan Price would appear to have put himself in pole position to be Cork’s starting goalkeeper for the championship after he was named in the side for tomorrow’s Allianz FL Division 1 clash with Kerry in Tralee (2pm).
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
Two years ago, we reviewed the Dublin-Mayo All-Ireland final after Jim Gavin contended Joe McQuillan was a 16th man against them. The foul count read 33-12 against them at the end. Our study found five of the 33 fouls against Dublin were contentious but only one of those conceded by Mayo was dubious.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2015
The perception that Donegal’s powers are on the decline will skew the prism through which this game is viewed, but Mayo’s All-Ireland quarter-final victory on Saturday evening owed as much to their own strengths as to the weaknesses of others.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2015
It takes more than guts to come back. Mayo fall guys in All-Ireland finals usually stay fallen. Dermot Geraghty never recovered from 2004. Dermot Flanagan admittedly was on his way out in 1997. But when 2012 befell Kevin Keane he had time on his side.
Sat, 04 Apr, 2015