# Cillian O'Connor

Last year
# welcome return
Cillian O'Connor returns to bench as Mayo make three changes
The Ballintubber man is in line for his return to action with James Horan’s side.
All time
# Input
'Sharing nuggets of information with everyone as always' - O'Connor still contributing to Mayo
Stephen Coen says the star forward is helping the team out during his injury layoff.
# step up
'Cillian sent me a voice note on Saturday morning, wishing me well' - becoming a Mayo leader
Ryan O’Donoghue is excited to accept the challenge of deputising for Cillian O’Connor.
# mayo mission
'It's disappointing for Cillian but it's by no means a disaster' - Horan sees opportunity in O'Connor injury blow
The two-time All-Star is ‘out for the foreseeable future’ – likely the remainder of the 2021 season.
# Injury blow
'If Cillian O'Connor is not available, I can't see how Mayo are going to replace a player of that calibre'
The Mayo star faces surgery for an Achilles tendon injury.
# Sidelined
Big setback for Mayo as O'Connor to undergo procedure on Achilles injury
O’Connor was injured last Sunday against Clare.
O'Connor set to make 100th Mayo appearance as Horan names team to play Clare
The two teams meet in Cusack Park on Sunday.
# The Green and Red of Mayo
'It was just a kind of a contact injury' - O'Connor on 'standard-setter' O'Shea's injury scare
The 2020 captain limped off when the county returned to collective training last week.
# star men
Dublin duo and Mayo attacking star to battle it out for the 2020 Footballer of the Year award
Ciaran Kilkenny, Cillian O’Connor and Brian Fenton are in the running.
# Ratified
Recent Mayo kingpins Ballintubber appoint 2013 All-Ireland minor winning manager
Enda Gilvarry takes over a club who have won five senior titles since 2010.
# Top of the pile
Waterford and Mayo stars bag semi-final edition Player of the Month awards
Cillian O’Connor and Stephen Bennett have both been in exceptional form for their sides.
# James Horan
'He is flying. He is a real leader up there' - Mayo boss hails scoring star O'Connor
The Ballintubber man shot 4-9 to inspire his county to success today against Tipperary.
# Young Guns
'You've got the older players coming back and wondering, 'Am I being rested now or have I lost my place?''
Cillian O’Connor says Mayo’s new wave of youngsters have been a breath of fresh air for the squad.
# Winning
Cillian O’Connor influential as Ballintubber claim fifth Mayo title since 2010
Their expertise at closing out a game when it matters came to the fore.
# Sharpshooter
'He’s going to deserve it' - Gooch on prospect of O'Connor overtaking his scoring record in Killarney
Cillian O’Connor needs five points to pass out Colm Cooper on the all-time championship scoring list.
# Comeback
Good news for Mayo as leading scorer and ex-AFL player make returns from injury in club action
Cillian O’Connor and Cian Hanley made their comebacks over the weekend.
# Treatment Table
Good news for Mayo and Kerry as managers hopeful that stars set to come back from injury
James Horan and Peter Keane are hopeful they will have a stronger hand for their championship openers.
# Injury Woes
Mayo set to be without key attacker for early league games
Cillian O’Connor is recovering from the knee surgery he underwent last month.
# Under the knife
Mayo captain on comeback trail after undergoing surgery on his knee
Cillian O’Connor is expected to back in action in the coming weeks.
# Mayo GAA
Cillian O'Connor scores 0-7 as Ballintubber book semi-final spot while Breaffy see off Westport
Ballintubber and Breaffy booked their places in the Mayo Senior Football Championship semi-finals.
# Treatment Table
Keegan to miss Mayo's Connacht opener but hope that O'Connor will be back for Galway game
Mixed news on the injury front for Mayo manager Stephen Rochford.
# short memory
'I actually remember thinking, 'This is the first free I've taken since the All-Ireland''
Cillian O’Connor chats about getting over the All-Ireland final defeat and the rise in hip surgeries in the GAA.
# Routine Win
Cillian O'Connor hits five points as Ballintubber cruise into the Mayo county final
Diarmuid O’Connor and Allan Dillon also got their names on the scoresheet for Ballintubber.
# Last Four Bound
O'Connor sent off but 0-9 from him and Dillon put Ballintubber into Mayo senior semi-finals
A quarter-final replay win for Ballintubber tonight against Hollymount-Carramore.
# No Fortunate Son
Cillian O'Connor's misfortune in All-Ireland finals shows the cruelty of sport
The Mayo captain missed a free in this year’s final from a similar position to the one he missed in last year’s replay.
# fight the good fight
'We will rise again': Raw heartbreak with every word in speeches at Mayo function
Mayo manager Stephen Rochford and captain Cillian O’Connor delivered emotional tributes last night.
# Captain Cillian
The rivalry with Galway, teaching Mayo's young fans and sport psychology tips
The Mayo attacking talisman is set for Sunday’s Connacht semi-final.
# Mayo Marksman
'I wouldn't put it down to tiredness - the connection just wasn't exactly the one that I wanted'
Cillian O’Connor reflects on that late free in last year’s All-Ireland final replay.
# Mayo SFC
Champions Castlebar launch Mayo three-in-a-row bid, but O'Sheas and Breaffy lay down marker
Wins for Ballintubber and Hollymount-Carramore as the Mayo football championship got underway on Saturday evening.
# Top In Tralee
Late red card doesn't stop Mayo from claiming vital away win against Kerry
Cillian O’Connor hit 0-9 as Mayo won out by two.
# Pot Luck
Here's the draw for the 2017 Mayo senior football championship
There are some interesting ties in store.
Mayo v Monaghan, Allianz Division 1 football league
There was an opening night battle between Stephen Rochford and Malachy O’Rourke’s sides.
# starting XV
Higgins to make 125th Mayo appearance as Rochford names team for All-Ireland final replay
Cillian O’Connor will captain the team against Dublin.
# familiar territory
Moving on from Connelly and Holmes saga, penalty pressures and Tipperary test
Mayo star Cillian O’Connor has been reflecting on a number of issues ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland senior football semi-final against Tipp.
# As You Were
No changes for Mayo team to face Westmeath
Stephen Rochford has opted for the same team that earned a convincing nine-point win over Kildare.
# Report
Mayo bailed out by dubious penalty as they come from 6 down to beat Fermanagh
Cillian O’Connor’s late penalty proved vital as Mayo booked their place in Round 3.
# ruled out
Huge blow for Mayo as star forward set to miss entire 2016 League campaign
Cillian O’Connor was the championship’s top scorer in 2015.
# pet hates
'I know she’s got my best interests at heart but I’d love if she didn’t do it!'
Some of the country’s leading hurlers and footballers lift the lid on what grinds their gears.
# 'pon da replay
Here's how Dublin turned the tide in 15 mad minutes against Mayo
An absolutely brilliant goal from the Mayo forward.
# Full Steam Ahead
McMahon and O'Connor get green light to play in Dublin Mayo All-Ireland replay clash
The way is clear to get set for next Saturday’s showdown.