FOOTBALL We are not so much on the periphery of an All-Ireland as on the brink of a chasm ... and struggling to hold on.
FOOTBALL Mayo urgently need a leader on the field. Some authoritative figure to inspire and encourage his team mates.
FOOTBALL For all their experience, Mayo continue to betray a certain naivety, and they behaved foolishly against Dublin.
FOOTBALL There’s a certain element in the Dublin press who think Mayo football fans live in a state of despondency.
FOOTBALL In the noisy, expectant atmosphere of Croke Park, the romance died. There was no shame in defeat for Mitchels.
FOOTBALL All of Mayo, and indeed all of Connacht, will be rooting for Castlebar Mitchels in the All-Ireland club final.
FOOTBALL You would find it hard to believe that Kerry lost for want of experience. But that’s what happened last Sunday.
FOOTBALL Four Mayo men are at the heart of St Colmcille’s in Cardiff, the only non-university GAA club in Wales.
FOOTBALL You could sense by their passion the full force of Castlebar Mitchels’ want in Portlaoise, says Seán Rice.
FOOTBALL Mayo struggled to keep up with Tyrone, let alone defeat them. Some players laboured to cover ground.
FOOTBALL It’s a defining season for this Mayo, and we’re not sure whether they are steaming straight ahead or drifting.