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Mayo were edged out by Galway in the blistering sunshine in MacHale Park on Sunday in the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Championship final.
Both sides hit this game at full championship pace and left everything they had on the field. When the height of summer comes and the stakes are even higher - both sides left everyone in no doubt that if they meet in the championship another classic should be in store.
Mayo manager Peter Leahy cannot be accused of not trawling far and wide to give players an opportunity to stake their claim for a spot in his side for the championship this summer.
Mayo will look to wrap up a semi-final spot in division one of the Ladies Football National Football League on Sunday when they welcome Monaghan to the Amenity Park in Swinford.
Ten years since they last graced Croke Park on All Ireland final day, the Mayo Ladies seniors are back in the big house for a crack at a fifth All Ireland title and their first since 2003. The last time that Mayo won the All Ireland they faced Dublin in the final and squeaked through in a very low scoring encounter on a score of 1-4 to 0-5, but this Sunday's meeting will be a far higher scoring encounter.
Such was the confidence of the Mayo set up that they would get over the challenge of Cork in their All Ireland semifinal despite what the bookmakers and others thought, they had their recovery plans in place for straight after their game in Cavan three weeks ago. Mayo manager Frank Browne told the Mayo Advertiser in the lead up to this Sunday's game that after they left the dressing room in Breffni Park, "We went straight back to reality, we went to a hotel in Longford, had something to eat and had a pool session."
A year on from the heartbreak of watching Dublin edging them out in a thriller in Breffini Park, Mayo were on the right side of the result in the All Ireland semi-final in the Ulster venue. This time it was the Cork machine that stood in their way, but the pain of last years defeat and the hard work they put in on the training field paid off for Mayo in the end.
Mayo made their way back into the All Ireland final for the first time in ten years with a performance that was forged in self-belief, heart, brilliant skill and a determination to not suffer the same fate as befell them last year when they were pipped at the post by Dublin in the same venue.
The Mayo ladies booked their place in the All Ireland semifinal with an impressive quarterfinal win over a hotly tipped Donegal team last Saturday in Mullingar. Mayo manager Frank Browne spoke to the Mayo Advertiser after what was a very satisfying win for his team.
Three second half goals sent Mayo in the All Ireland semi-final against Cork in a fortnights time in Mullingar on Saturday. Frank Browne’s outfit showed plenty of fight and heart and no little skill in their win over the Ulster champions. It was a game that had it all, two yellow cards, a six point comeback, a goalkeeper getting injured and plenty of hard hits all over the field.