FOOTBALL John O’Mahony was the first manager in Ireland to avail of a sports psychologist back in 1989.
FOOTBALL It’s time for Mayo fans to stop sulking about the failures of referee Cormac Reilly, says Seán Rice.
FOOTBALL Foreign territory was not the villain of Mayo’s defeat. The simple answer is that their legs gave up.
FOOTBALL Mayo folk have every reason to be cautious about Kerry. No county has suffered more at their hands.
FOOTBALL While clubs are the pulse of the GAA, Seán Rice’s sympathies lie with James Horan on this occasion.
FOOTBALL Mayo produced moments of both rapturous football and muddled concession, and in the end got a genuine test.
FOOTBALL Now the mental security of the qualifiers has been removed, Mayo are on their own. There is no second chance.
FOOTBALL Like a snooker player, Eamonn Fitzmaurice is thinking two moves ahead. The Kerry boss was at the Connacht final.
FOOTBALL The achievement of a fourth successive Connacht title will be remembered long after the game is forgotten.
FOOTBALL Galway come to Castlebar seeking redress. Last year’s trouncing by Mayo has cut deep into their psyche.
FOOTBALL Fifty summers have passed since Galway swept Mayo aside and progressed to win a hat trick of All-Ireland titles.