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Watch: This All-Ireland Song Will Have Mayo Fans Buzzing For Dublin Clash

The first All-Ireland final song has been released ahead of next week’s crucial meeting of Dublin and Mayo. The song ‘Bring Sam Home’ by Avril Rushe features some highlights of previous championship action as well as charting the struggles of the 66-year wait for the Connacht county in their pursuit of a fourth All-Ireland title. Mayo have been in a remarkable eight All-Ireland finals since …

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Four Take-Aways From A Hectic GAA Weekend

GAA fans of both codes were treated to a bumper weekend of action with the unusual scenario of four games across one weekend. We now know the line-up for the All-Ireland football semi-finals as Dublin will take on Tyrone and Kerry face Mayo. Galway also became the first side into the All-Ireland hurling final. They await the winners of the …

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Is 2017 The Year Mayo Football Will Overcome The Curse?

Despite an unconvincing campaign this season, is it finally Mayo’s chance to overcome the curse that has haunted them for 66 years? September 23, 1951 was the last time a Mayo captain had his hands on Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan stand, will Cillian O’Connor be there on the September 17, 2017 to claim that ever elusive …

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Watch: Aidan O’Shea Shows No Signs Of Giving Up Fan Selfies

The Mayo footballers are preparing for their Connacht SFC semi-final against Galway this weekend with a vengeance, intent on regaining the provincial crown they surrendered to the Tribesmen last year.  Ahead of their match this weekend, in a new video promoting tourism in the county put out by Mayo.ie, star players Aidan O’Shea, Lee Keegan and Colm Boyle feature. It is …

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Dublin’s Win Over Mayo: A Change Of Perspective

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo’s Keith Higgins, Aidan O'Shea, Colm Boyle and Seamus O’Shea after the match Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The desperate pursuit of All-Ireland final tickets often throws up peculiar twists of fate. And so it was on Saturday, when I found myself in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Canal End of Croke Park, a veritable fish out of water, in the company of a 12-year-old sporting oracle, the son of a Mayo friend. His little sister was in …

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Opinion: It’s Back To The Drawing Board But Mayo Will Come Again

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo's Andy Moran with his daughter Charlotte at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When you go balls out in the business of predicting football matches, you really have to leave them hanging. In the almost fortnight between the drawn All-Ireland final replay, various pundits flip-flopped between Mayo and Dublin. You may recall that I penned a piece immediately after Dublin’s victory over Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final, predicting that you could take it …

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Opinion: Mayo Need More From O’Shea If They’re To Upset The Dubs

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/9/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's Cian O’Sullivan with Aidan O'Shea of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Approximately 14 months ago Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea was widely spoken as the best player in the country. When playing Dublin in the first semi-final last year, the Dubs essentially double marked him with two All Stars, such was his reputation at the time. Since then his performances have been terribly underwhelming for the most part and if Mayo are to have …

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