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Mayo And Leitrim Play Out A Draw & All The Other Mid-Week GAA Results

There were eight games in Connacht and Ulster this Wednesday evening as the GAA’s pre-season competitions begin to take shape. After having both games frozen off on Sunday, Connacht’s FBD Insurance League returned with two games with provincial champions Roscommon coming out on top against Sligo while Mayo and Leitrim played out a keenly contested draw. In Ulster, Tyrone brushed …

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The Domino’s Effect: Seven Key Turning Points In Mayo’s Season


Mayo have taken arguably the rockiest road ever seen to the All-Ireland final as they face Dublin in what will be their tenth championship clash of the summer. There have been highs and lows throughout, but here we have documented the key moments throughout their tumultuous summer. Loss to Galway Following an underwhelming league campaign and an expected win over …

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Five Talking Points From Dublin’s Comprehensive Victory Over Tyrone

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 27/8/2017 Dublin vs Tyrone Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara and Tiernan McCann of Tyrone Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Many words could be used to describe Dublin’s latest championship win. Flashbacks to 2005 and 2008 had the general GAA public hoping that a great day in Croke Park would accompany the clashes that Kerry and Mayo provided in the other semi-final pairing. But it was not to be, Dublin hammered Tyrone. The victory was comprehensive, emphatic and powerful and …

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Five Talking Points From Mayo’s Victory Over Kerry In Croke Park

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 26/8/2017 Mayo vs Kerry Mayo's Andy Moran celebrates after scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

‘Mayo For Sam’, is still a realistic prospect for 2017. The Green and Red have qualified for back-to-back All-Ireland finals and this will now be their fourth All-Ireland final in six seasons. It is well documented that Mayo have not lifted Sam Maguire since 1951, and 2017 will present yet another chance for the heartbreak to end. Here are the five main …

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Roscommon Missed Their Chance – Now Mayo Have To Put Them Away

Dublin , Ireland - 30 July 2017; Aidan O'Shea of Mayo in action against Niall Kilroy , left, and Sean Mullooly of Roscommon during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Mayo and Roscommon at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The final whistle in Croke Park last Sunday provided a sense of relief for both Mayo and Roscommon. While both would be disappointed not to have won the game, the room for improvement and the recognition that both were still in the 2017 championship meant both had to accept the outcome and move on. It is widely speculated that Roscommon …

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Mayo Football – The Whinge Mentality

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Tyrone vs Mayo Mayo's Aidan O’Shea celebrates with Cillian O’Connor after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly were appointed as managers of the Mayo senior football team after James Horan stepped down in 2014. They lasted one year in the job after the Mayo players decided the duo were incapable of turning Mayo For Sam from a dream to a reality. The pair pulled no punches in an interview with the Irish Independent on …

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Mayo For Sam: Are They Getting Closer Or Further Away?

Joe Brolly All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo’s goalkeeper Robert Hennelly consoled by Andy Moran after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It is at the stage now where even people from Dublin would have felt sorry for Mayo last Saturday. For the fifth year in a row, Mayo lost to the team that have won the All-Ireland title. Each year has been as heart breaking as the other. We ask the question though; are Mayo closer to lifting Sam Maguire or …

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