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Opinion: Aidan O’Shea Wrong To Dismiss Mayo’s League Prospects

Aidan O’Shea is a divisive figure in the GAA world. From pundits having a pop at him for taking selfies after games (imagine the outrage had he refused to pause to take a picture with youngsters) to criticising his on-field efforts if he has nothing short of a Footballer of the Year performance, it can be tough for O’Shea. Admittedly, …

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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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Aidan O’Shea Left Out Of Mayo Starting XV For Sunday’s Clash With Galway

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo's Aidan O'Shea at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Mayo have named their team to face Galway in Sunday’s Connacht SFC semi-final, and there is a notable absentee.  Following the All Ireland finalist’s defeat of Sligo in the provincial quarter-final, boss Stephen Rochford has made one change to his starting XV ahead of this weekend’s encounter with last year’s Connacht champions. The change is an enforced one, with Jason …

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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 Also Have Huge Room For Improvement

Dublin will be never be as bad again and Mayo have missed their chance to break the curse of 51. It probably was the poorest performance Dublin has put together since their loss to Meath back in 2010, but Mayo were also far from their best. The Green and Red have as much room for improvement.  Mayo manager Stephen Rochford and …

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Dublin V Mayo: A Combined XV

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

It’s one day until the potential end of the intercounty GAA season. Dublin take on Mayo as everyone knows by now. They have been two of the best teams in Ireland over the last few years. Here we take a novel look at both sides and see what they would look like if we put them both together. 1. Stephen …

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Opinion: Mayo Need To Challenge Stephen Cluxton, Not Chastise Him

Jim Gavin and Stephen Cluxton at the end of the game 20/9/2015

As both the captain and talisman of Dublin football, Stephen Cluxton has been acknowledged by many as the best goalkeeper of the modern game. His efficiency in kick outs, precision in free taking and steely demeanour have all been central to Dublin lifting Sam Maguire three times in the last five years. However, given the animated reaction caused by two …

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Mayo For Sam? – A Real Possibility

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

It starts around December every year. A year ends in heartbreak and a new year brings new hope. The question is asked; Mayo For Sam? We ask if the dream can become a reality in 2016. The question is often asked as a sarcastic joke. But Mayo have qualified for another All-Ireland semi-final. In the last four seasons, Mayo have …

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Five Talking Points From Mayo v Westmeath

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 30/7/2016 Westmeath vs Mayo Westmeath's Darragh Daly and Donal Vaughan of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Mayo beat Westmeath, as expected, yesterday but it was not the foregone conclusion that the bookmakers and most GAA followers expected. Here we discuss five talking points from the game. Westmeath Are Not That Bad On our podcast last week, we stated that Westmeath’s performance against Mayo would be reflective of the real state of Leinster football. Credit to Westmeath, …

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Twitter Reacts To Mayo’s Win Over Westmeath

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 30/7/2016 Westmeath vs Mayo Mayo's Aidan O'Shea scores a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Mayo did not have things their own way as Westmeath put in a spirited display in Croke Park yesterday. The Green and Red will now face Tyrone in the quarter-finals next Saturday. They have not set the world alight, but as of now Mayo For Sam is still a possibility. Here is how the fans reacted.  Bloody hell, that was …

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Aidan O’Shea Penalty Dive Causes Uproar On Twitter

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2B, McHale Park, Castlebar, Mayo 9/7/2016

It’s hard to find anyone who agreed with Joe McQuillan’s decision on Saturday. Aidan O’Shea is an incredibly large human being. By extension, he struggles to win frees as easily as some of his smaller Mayo teammates. However, that does not excuse diving by any means. Mayo were caught in an absolute dogfight with Fermanagh in MacHale Park on Saturday. Having …

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