If past performances are a good indicator of future performance – and they are – Mayo will beat Galway on Sunday at Pearse Stadium (4pm).
Mayo have won three out of the last four Connacht championships, and this Mayo team hopes to become the first team from the county to win a three-in-a-row of provincial titles since the early 1950s.
Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA Club is hosting a special pre-match questions and answers session with former Galway and Mayo greats ahead of the eagerly-awaited provincial derby match.
Former managers John O'Mahoney and Liam Sammon will join with former players Ray Silke, Maurice Sheridan, Niall Finnegan, Anthony Finnerty, Gordon Morley and Cathal McGinley at Salthill Hotel on Sunday (May 19), which kicks off with a recption at 1.15pm.
Time moves swiftly at intercounty level. When a team is going badly, failing to get many championship outings and gone by early July year-in year-out, the summers trip over themselves.
It does not seem that long ago that Paul Conroy was Galway's All-Ireland minor winning midfielder and captain. But that was in 2007, and next Sunday, he will be featuring in his sixth Connacht senior championship.