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Quiz: Name The Mayo Team That Lost The 2017 All-Ireland Final

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Dublin and Mayo face off once again this weekend when the pair clash in round two of the Allianz Football League in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar. Clashes between the two heavyweight counties have come to define the modern era of Gaelic football in many ways. Dublin have dominated the game since ending their 16-year long famine in 2011, however, much …

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Moran Believes McDonald Addition Is A Huge Boost For Elder Statesmen

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Andy Moran believes the addition of Ciaran McDonald to the Mayo backroom team will come as a huge boost to James Horan’s side. The recently-retired Moran feels that Mayo’s more experienced contingent will benefit most from McDonald’s presence in the squad. McDonald is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever wear the Mayo jersey and in his …

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“The Biggest Thing Is Free-Taking, Anyone Is A Free-Taker Now”

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Mayo have long been one of the most dominant forces in Gaelic football boasting some of the game’s brightest talents.  Littered with All-Stars such as Higgins, O’Shea, Keegan and Boyle, it was Diarmuid O’Connor who was handed the captaincy at the tender age of 24 last season. The two-time Young Footballer of the Year is a firm favourite with the …

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Diarmuid O’Connor Buoyed By Returning Mayo Legends

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Diarmuid O’Connor is looking forward to getting his sixth season with Mayo underway having recently returned from an extended break ahead of the Allianz Leagues.  Mayo have a tough start if they are to retain their Division One title with Donegal (away) and Dublin (home) proving to be formidable opposition in the opening two weeks. However, before all of that, …

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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

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For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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Boost For Mayo As County Legend Joins Horan’s Backroom Team

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Mayo senior footballers have been bolstered by the news that Ciaran McDonald, one of the county’s most famous sons, will make up part of James Horan’s backroom team in 2020.  According to a statement from Mayo GAA, McDonald’s role will  be  to “work  closely  with  [trainer] James  Burke in  a  coaching  capacity  and  support  the  development  of  the players  in …

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Andy Moran Confirms Retirement From Inter-County Football

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Mayo football legend Andy Moran has announced his retirement from inter-county football.  The Ballaghaderreen club man has had a distinguished career in the green and red which included eight Connacht senior titles, a national league title, two All-Stars and the Footballer of the Year award in 2017. Moran confirmed the news to Richie Sadlier of Second Captains this afternoon. “We’re …

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Major Switches: Conor O’Malley On Preparing For Life Outside Sport

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In association with Before making the major switch across the water to apply his skills with Peterborough United, Conor O’Malley was better known in many parts of Ireland for his burgeoning GAA career that saw him rub shoulders with current Mayo captains, Diarmuid O’Connor and Patrick Durcan. O’Malley was the first-choice goalkeeper for the Mayo Minor squad in 2012. Overall …

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James Horan: “What They Are Asking Amateurs To Do Is Crazy”

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Mayo will be waking up this morning licking their wounds after having their two-point half time lead swatted aside by Dublin who scored 2-6 without reply in 15 second-half minutes in Croke Park on Saturday.  For Dublin, it’s on to a fifth straight All-Ireland decider where either Kerry or Tyrone await but for Mayo, a long winter lies ahead as …

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James Horan: “They Pinned Their Ears Back And Ran At Us”

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James Horan cut a dejected figure following his side’s ten-point defeat to Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final. To many of the near 80,000 strong crowd in the stadium, it looked as though Mayo had Jim Gavin’s side on the ropes come half-time when they deservedly led by two points following a pulsating half of football, particularly defensively. However, Dublin …

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Ruthless Dublin Hit 2-6 Without Reply To Keep Drive-For-Five Alive

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Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10 There was a colosseum like atmosphere in Croke Park this afternoon as Dublin and Mayo renewed their rivalry in front of almost 80,000 spectators in the first of this weekend’s All-Ireland SFC semi-finals.  The hairs stood on the back of the neck minutes prior to throw-in as shouts of …

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Preview: Electric Ireland Minor Final On The Line At Croke Park

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In association with Expect high drama this weekend as the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship reaches the penultimate stage. The season started with 32 but we’re down to just four as heavy-hitters Mayo, Cork, Galway and Kerry go toe-to-toe this weekend in Croke Park for a place in this seasons decider on September 1st. The action gets underway on …

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“A Lot Of People Didn’t Give Us A Chance” – Aidan O’Shea

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Mayo’s 1-14 to 1-10 win over Donegal at McHale Park in Castlebar on Saturday evening secured their spot in the All Ireland semi-final next Saturday where either Dublin or Tyrone lies in wait.  In fact, such has been Mayo’s competitiveness over the last decade, this will be their eight All Ireland semi-final in nine seasons. The green and red were …

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