FOOTBALL In almost every corner of Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday, Mayo laboured. The gap in fitness and want was glaring.
FOOTBALL Stephen Rochford’s destiny was decided the night he lost that vote to become manager of the Mayo U-21 squad.
FOOTBALL Several thousand Castlebar people made their way to Tuam and saluted an outstanding Mitchels performance.
FOOTBALL Sunday’s is the first clash of the titans since Castlebar Mitchels won a 2013 duel in the rain against Corofin.
FOOTBALL The Connacht semi-final between Castlebar Mitchels and Clann na nGael was not entirely what we had expected.
FOOTBALL The dream of an All-Ireland title is reasonable ... but to predict it at this stage is a little extravagant.
FOOTBALL The battle between Castlebar Mitchels and their Breaffy challengers failed to live up to its billing.
FOOTBALL Better to have been beaten by seven than by one,” said one man after Mayo’s defeat to Dublin last Saturday.
FOOTBALL Backbone fuelled Mayo’s fightback. And every member of the side was part of it, everyone in offensive mood.
Former Mayo boss Liam O’Neill is startled at the deterioration of the game, but says this could be Mayo’s year.
Aidan O’Shea’s goal was the catalyst in Mayo’s march to the semi-final and a date with favourites Dublin.