Aidan O'Shea

  • The shortlist of three for Footballer of the Year is made up entirely of Dublin players following their All Ireland victory.

    Goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, wing back Jack McCaffrey and forward Con O'Callaghan make up the nominations.

    In total, Dublin have 13 nominations, with finalists Kerry picking up 9, Donegal 6, Mayo 4, while both Meath and Tyrone have 3 players on the shortlist.

    Roscommon have picked up two nominations and they include Conor Cox and Niall Daly.

    The four Mayo players nominated are Aidan O’Shea, Paddy Durcan, Colm Boyle and Chris Barrett.

  • Aidan O’Shea has been confirmed as the Mayo Captain for the new season.


    The Mayo manager told Midwest sport after Mayo’s disappointing loss to Monaghan that the Breaffy man will hold the mantle this year.


    O’Shea captained the Connacht Interprovincial team to Railway Cup success and also captained Ireland against Australia in the last Aussie Rules test match in 2017.


    Mayo manager James Horan says that Aidan has been a leader on the team for many years.

  • It's been confirmed that Mayo captain Aidan O'Shea's knee injury - which he sustained in training early last week - is not as serious as first feared.

    There were concerns that the injury might rule O'Shea out for this season, but Midwest Sport understands that the captain should now feature for Mayo in the upcoming National League and Championship fixtures, as the injury is not as serious as first thought.




  • With no football in the immediate future Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea has used the time to working on areas where he can improve his game while also reminiscing about his time spent playing American Football.

    O’Shea spoke to Oisin Langan ahead of the re-release of AIB GAA’s TV series of The Toughest Trade.

    They started by talking about the show and when O’Shea tried his hand at American Football while former Miami Dolphin Roberto Wallace slotted in at full forward for Breaffy.

    The full interview can be heard on today's Sunday Sport Show with Michael D. McAndrew.

  • Mayo's Aidan O'Shea has been voted Footballer of the Week.

    The Breaffy clubman earned 5, 409 votes on the Official GAA Instagram page with Donegal's Ryan McHugh second, and Dublin's Dean Rock third.

    It follows Mayo's impressive performance over Galway in Tuam stadium last Sunday.

  • Mayo Captain Aidan O'Shea has been looking ahead to the All-Ireland final clash with Dublin tomorrow.

    Here is what the Breaffy man had to say a little earlier in the week.

  • Just 9 days to go to the All-Ireland senior football final, as Mayo prepare to take on Dublin who are seeking their 6th-in-a-row title.

    Mayo captain Aidan O'Shea has called for players' families to be allowed to attend the upcoming All-Ireland finals in Croke Park, saying it's difficult for families and supporters in general who cannot get into the games this year.

    O'Shea was speaking to Midwest Sport last night at a press briefing ahead of the All-Ireland, and said he feels family members could be easily allowed in....

  • Mayo GAA players are among those urging the public to pull together  in tackling Covid-19.

    Aidan O'Shea took to Twitter asking people to heed the advice of the experts to flatten the curve.

    In a video, he added Covid-19 is here. The next 7 days are critical, It's key to listen to our experts such as Dr Tony Holohan and follow the guidelines set down by the HSE including staying at home and washing hands thoroughly, as well as avoiding social interactions that are not necessary.

    Aidan O'Shea is urging people to think of the vulnerable in society, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, and said "let's come together and flatten the curve - it's in our hands".

    Mayo star Tom Parsons also took to Twitter adding "We need to protect ourselves- please stop hugging and shaking hands. We all know that big nights in and big nights out are cancelled for now. Please no solo runs - let's show as a nation how we care for each other".


  • 10 new jobs have been created with the opening later this morning of the newly refurbished McDonald’s restaurant in Castlebar.

    Owned by local franchisee Rhoda Cramp, the restaurant has received a major €1.1 million digital makeover, complete with a range of innovations aimed at improving the customer experience. 

    The increased staff numbers will bring the total number employed at the Castlebar restaurant to 86.

    Mayo footballer Aidan O’Shea will officially open the new development at 11.30 this morning.

    McDonald’s Castlebar is a sponsor of Aidan’s home club, Breaffy GAA  

  • Mayo face an anxious wait regarding the fitness of Aidan O’Shea.

    Their captain sustained a knee injury during yesterday’s first group training session ahead of the inter-county season.

    O’Shea will have the injury assessed by the Mayo medical team before being sent for a scan.

    Mayo begin the defence of their Connacht football title against Sligo in under nine-weeks’ time.