FOOTBALL Mayo’s buffeted old All-Ireland dream lives on, suspended somewhere between fact and fancy, says Seán Rice
FOOTBALL Mayo produced a magnificent renaissance against the odds. but surely Dublin will not play so poorly again.
FOOTBALL Unlike most other occasions Sunday’s final summons no false hope among Mayo fans, says Seán Rice
FOOTBALL No Mayo team has played with such compelling consistency or sophistication as those who do duty on Sunday week.
FOOTBALL Mayo know that repeating the best of their performances this season won’t be good enough against Dublin
FOOTBALL Mayo were hot and cold against Tipperary, certainly not looking like All-Ireland winners.
FOOTBALL Maybe that Connacht shock has been the catalyst for a new scenic journey in pursuit of the same objective
FOOTBALL Mayo’s victory over Westmeath was not convincing, not a persuasive argument to hump them over Tyrone
FOOTBALL There ought to be no extravagant predictions when Mayo and Westmeath clash at Croke Park on Saturday evening.
FOOTBALL Kildare weren’t up to much, but they exposed some flaws in Mayo’s performance, says Seán Rice.
FOOTBALL A trace of the Mayo to which we had become accustomed (eventually) came into view last Saturday, says Seán Rice.