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It wouldn't be Mayo if there wasn't drama involved and 2019 was as drama filled as any of the past number of years, even if the curtain came down on the action on the field six months ago at this stage.
He may not have said it at the time, but to those who were huddled in a kitchen under the Mackey Stand in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on a Saturday evening in late August 2014 - a distinct feeling arose that something was about to come to an end - as James Horan held a press conference after Mayo's All Ireland semi-final replay defeat to Kerry.
What happened in Newbridge leading up to throw-in had been of the GAA’s great soap operas, played out in front of the country for all to throw in their two cents.
A cursory glance at the final score of this one would give those who weren’t paying attention to the action the impression that this was just another regulation win for a division one team against a lower ranked side in the qualifiers.
It was a tense and at times turgid Connacht quarter-final clash on Sunday afternoon - that was until Galway set McHale Park alive in injury time to seal victory by 0-12 to 1-12.
There was no third time lucky for Mayo against Galway, as the Tribesmen came to town and went home with the win in front of a packed house of 29,449 paying spectators.
The Galway footballers will be fully aware Stephen Rochford and his Mayo squad will have all their guns locked and fully loaded to try to knock them out of the Connacht championship this Sunday in McHale Park (4pm).
We never do it easy, do we.
As far as Mayo GAA football days go, last Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park will probably rank as one of the worst, particularly for this bunch of players.