Horan: Mayo have survived protests, battles, and dogfights with the Rossies

It may be 18 years since Roscommon beat Mayo in the championship, but James Horan is bracing himself for a tough battle in Saturday evening’s Connacht SFC semi-final in Castlebar.

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Eugene McGee was a trendsetter

Before our time, we’re reliably informed there were GAA journalists considered dedicated followers of fashion.

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'We got very sloppy': Horan not getting carried away by decisive win over NY

Mayo manager James Horan said they won’t be getting carried away with their 21-point win over New York and that they have plenty of room for improvement.

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O’Connor set to miss New York clash

Mayo look set to be without their inspirational captain Diarmuid O’Connor for Sunday’s Connacht SFC quarter-final with New York at Gaelic Park.

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James Horan: It’s not sacrifice, players love what they do

James Horan maintains the demands placed on players have not increased during the four years he was away from the inter-county scene, with the Mayo manager taking umbrage to the suggestion that players make sacrifices to wear their county shirt.

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Conor O’Shea among six cut from Horan's Mayo panel

Mayo manager James Horan has cut six players from his panel ahead of their Connacht championship opener in New York on May 5.

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Keegan enjoying life under ‘scary’ Horan 2.0

Lee Keegan has revealed that James Horan is a little more hands-on, a little more knowledgeable, and a little more “scary2 in his second stint as Mayo manager.

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Mayo SFC: Cillian O’Connor makes a scoring return to action

Former Mayo captain Cillian O’Connor made his first appearance in almost five months when he lined out for Ballintubber in the first round of the Mayo SFC on Saturday evening.

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Mayo mourns one of their best-known supporters John Durcan, aka St Patrick

The death took place today of one of Mayo GAA’s best-known supporters, John Durcan.

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Limerick are the team Mayo might become

Ran into an acquaintance this day last week. “Off to Croke Park tomorrow, I suppose?” he enquired.

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Doherty won’t shirk Mayo free-taking responsibilities

Jason Doherty has insisted he won’t shy away from continuing as Mayo’s primary free-taker if called upon for the championship.

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Uri Geller says he can help Mayo end All-Ireland 'curse'

Illusionist Uri Geller has offered to help Mayo end their 'curse' and win the All-Ireland football title.

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Mayo challenging stereotype and making history

Ahead of last Sunday’s league final on the always-entertaining GAA Hour podcast, Steven McDonnell and Colm Parkinson came from contrasting schools of thought when it came to predicting a winner.

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The Mayo spring — not too hot but not too cold either

Long serving Mayo defender Keith Higgins believes the truth about their Allianz league campaign lies somewhere between the boom and bust scenarios that were painted.

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Moran can start making new collage after Mayo end hoodoo

At the ninth time of asking, Andy Moran was a winner in a national senior final on Sunday — and boy did it feel sweet.

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Mayo unearth some gems to go with the silverware

Last Sunday saw the curtain come down on what was one of the more enjoyable and competitive national football league campaigns in recent memory.

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Will Kerry learn from Tralee and go zonal?

Tomorrow’s league final presents both Kerry and Mayo with a great opportunity to win a national title in Croke Park.

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Buckley’s tour de force comes full circle

17 days ago, Donie Buckley turned the car and headed north from Ennis. Like he had done for the five previous years.

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Mayo look set to continue to frustrate and delight in equal measure

When the time comes for the movie to be made about Mayo football, the first words you will see with the opening credits will read “Loosely based on actual events”, as the reality of the last 30 years has been far too bizarre and nonsensical to properly fit a credible narrative.

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Rochford has made an immediate mark, says McMenamin

In only slightly different circumstances, Stephen Rochford would be travelling up to Croke Park this Sunday with Mayo, not on Saturday afternoon with Donegal.

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Barrett backs Mayo to conquer geographical divide

Mayo defender Chris Barrett has rubbished the claim that the county’s geographic location is what has, and will, prevent them from making an All-Ireland breakthrough.

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Meaner Mayo enjoy best spring in five years

The chance of claiming a first national title in 18 years is not to be sniffed at but in the event Mayo do fall short of reaching the final tomorrow James Horan seems satisfied with what he has learned from their Division 1 exploits.

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Next five-stopper will be a Mayo man, reckons Darby

If there is to be another Seamus Darby this year, the man himself believes he is likely to be a Mayo man.

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O’Shea: Croke Park holds no fear for Mayo youth

When Mayo last won their opening three rounds of the league, the year was 2006, Mickey Moran and the late John Morrison were in charge of the westerners and Aidan O’Shea was only 15 years of age.

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Can Horanball redefine the meaning of Mayoness?

Wow, that whole Corkness thing really escalated.

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Mayo star Higgins relishes Dublin date

Mayo star Keith Higgins is relishing James Horan’s new-look side taking on Dublin in Croke Park later this month.

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Late drama sees Mayo snatch victory from Roscommon

Debutant Brian Reape grabbed what turned out to be the match-winning goal in the 65th minute as Mayo pipped Roscommon in this local derby on a rain-soaked night in Castlebar.

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Mayo can compete for league, says Cillian O’Connor

Mayo forward Cillian O’Connor has insisted they can be seriously competitive in the league despite many of their players being based in Dublin.

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Rare rest has Colm Boyle and Mayo gunning for league

Long-serving Mayo defender Colm Boyle believes that the long break caused by their early championship exit last summer could stand to them in 2019.

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Penalty bonus for Horan on return as Mayo boss

FBD League: Leitrim 2-13 Mayo 2-13 (Mayo win 4-1 on penalties)

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Mayo impatience won’t allow Horan an Olympic cycle

So who dares stand in the way of Dublin and history in 2019?

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Butler hits out at Mayo board critics

Mayo GAA secretary Dermot Butler says some of the criticism received by county board chiefs on social media in the wake of Stephen Rochford’s resignation as senior team manager last August was “totally unnecessary”.

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O'Connor brothers lead Ballintubber to Mayo SFC title

The O’Connor brothers stole the show as Ballintubber reclaimed the Mayo SFC title against neighbours Breaffy at MacHale Park, Castlebar last night.

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No way back with Mayo for Cora Staunton

Mayo ladies football legend Cora Staunton doesn’t expect to play for the county again.

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Mayo SFC: O’Connor maintains Ballintubber's championship dream

Holders Castlebar Mitchels were held to a draw by rivals Ballintubber in Saturday night’s thrilling Mayo SFC semi-final at MacHale Park, Castlebar.

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James Horan 'cannot wait to get started' with Mayo footballers again

The Ballintubber man, who led the Westerners to back-to-back All Ireland finals in 2012 and 2013, has been handed a new four-year term to succeed Stephen Rochford.

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James Horan relishing Mayo return after being rubberstamped by delegates

Mayo GAA club delegates rubberstamped James Horan’s return as manager of the county’s senior football team last night.

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Mike Solan blueprint can ’add value’ to Mayo football

Former All-Ireland U21 winning manager Mike Solan believes he — and his proposed management team — can ‘add value’ to Mayo football.

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James Horan eyes Mayo hotseat as all sides ‘older, wiser’

James Horan is confident previous differences with the Mayo county board won’t be an issue as he seeks a second stint as senior football manager.

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James Horan nominated for return to Mayo hot seat

James Horan is poised to return for a second stint as Mayo manager having been nominated for the position by his club Ballintubber.

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James Horan receives nomination to return as Mayo manager - report

James Horan's return to the Mayo senior footballers appears a step closer.

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Eight Mayo ladies footballers banned but Carnacon allowed remain in championship

The Mayo ladies football saga took another twist last night.

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'Unsubstantiated statement led to rumour and innuendo of the vilest nature': Mayo LGFA officials break silence on walkout

The Mayo LGFA County Board Executive have broken their silence on the walkout of 12 players and two selectors from the county's senior panel.

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Mayo ladies football walkout: 'We felt undermined, intimidated, isolated and eventually helpless'

Twelve Mayo ladies footballers who walked out of their inter-county panel have held a press conference to clarify their reasons for doing so.

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Peter Leahy defends Mayo set-up

Mayo ladies football manager Peter Leahy has rejected Cora Staunton’s claim that a dozen players left the Mayo panel because the environment was not safe.

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Cora Staunton likens Mayo County Board actions to 'a witch-hunt' on Carnacon

Cora Staunton has likened to a "witch hunt" the Mayo County Board's actions against her club.

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Jim McGuinness ‘definitely’ won’t take Mayo job

Jim McGuinness will not be the next Mayo football manager, with the 2012 All-Ireland winning Donegal boss ruling himself out of the running to succeed Stephen Rochford.

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James Horan has had 'no approach' to take over at Mayo

James Horan has said he has had "no approach" from Mayo County Board about returning as their senior football manager.

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Ex-boss James Horan linked to return to Mayo helm

As his name continues to be linked with the Mayo senior manager’s position, Westport have been given no indication that James Horan won’t be remaining on in charge of their senior team.

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In Mayo, everything you know is wrong

The Mayo boss touched immortality more than once, and had he pulled it off it would have been one of the greatest stories ever told, writes Colin Sheridan.

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Rochford quits amidst lack of support: Who are the top contenders to replace him?

A lack of support from the Mayo executive from the All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Kildare to recent days compelled Stephen Rochford to step down as senior football manager yesterday.

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Peter Ford and Shane Conway set for Mayo management ticket

The Mayo GAA Board executive met last night to discuss Stephen Rochford’s proposed management team for 2019.

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Double blow as Donie Buckley and Peter Burke quit Mayo backroom

Mayo’s coach for the last six seasons, Donie Buckley, and long-serving goalkeeping coach, Peter Burke, are both leaving the county management team.

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Mayo's Sarah Rowe backs ‘brilliant’ boss Leahy

Mayo ladies forward Sarah Rowe praised her teammates after her side’s remarkable victory over Cavan and gave total backing to the “brilliant” but “tough” management of Peter Leahy.

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Mayo board back manager Peter Leahy following player exodus

Mayo ladies football manager Peter Leahy, who yesterday received the full backing of the county board, has been forced to change one third of his starting team for tomorrow’s qualifier clash against Cavan.

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