Colm O'Rourke believes Mayo's problems will continue unless they can unearth a player like Ryan McHugh to break the gain line.
Cora Staunton was the match-winner on her first appearance at Croke Park since 2008 as Mayo saw off Dublin to pick up their second win of the Lidl Ladies National Football League campaign.
Mayo's reign as Connacht and All-Ireland U-21 champions is over after they suffered a six point defeat at the hands of Galway this evening.
Chris Barrett will make his first competitive start of the season when Mayo face Tyrone in Omagh on Sunday.
Here are our previews for the sixth round of the Allianz Football Leagues, with 16 games taking place across the country this weekend.
We're now at the business end of the Allianz Hurling Leagues and here we preview the 16 games taking place in the six different divisions this weekend.
There are just the three live games to view this weekend plus deferred coverage of Clare and Waterford in the HL.
Colm Ó Braonain and Antaine Ó Laoi have been drafted into the Galway starting fifteen for tomorrow's Connacht U21FC clash against Mayo in Tuam.
Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has made two changes from the defeat to Donegal for Sunday's Allianz League meeting with Mayo in Omagh.
Mayo boss Mike Solan has named his team to face Galway in the Connacht U21FC semi-final at Tuam Stadium on Saturday with five survivors from last year's All-Ireland winning fifteen.
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Mayo manager Stephen Rochford is not feeling the pressure of being dragged into a relegation battle.
Tyrone full-back Ronan McNamee expects there to be a severe backlash from Mayo when they visit Omagh this weekend.
With the bid for the Rugby 2023 World Cup approaching a clip has been released showcasing some iconic stadiums which will be at the centre of the push to bring the decorated competition to these shores.
TG4, the Irish language TV service has announced the launching of a new on-line streaming service that will provide live free to view coverage world-wide containing an attractive fixture list of GAA matches.
Paul Earley believes the number offences meriting black cards should be increased and that punishments should be more severe.
Mickey Harte points out that, despite having two tough games on the horizon, Tyrone can still win the national football league.
Sean Cavanagh says Tyrone need a big performance against Mayo this weekend to get Saturday night's drubbing at the hands of Donegal out of their system.
Brian O'Driscoll says the only way Ireland could ever match New Zealand in rugby would be to ditch gaelic football.
13 counties are represented on our football team of the week following round 5 of the Allianz Football Leagues...
John Heslin remains on course to be the Allianz Football League's leading scorer after getting into double figures once again yesterday.
History will be made next Saturday evening when Dublin and Mayo meet in the first ever ladies football National League game to be played at Croke Park.