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The role of goalkeeper in Gaelic football has changed dramatically over the past few years - where once a good shot stopper and a guy who could launch the ball 50 yards down the field were the prerequisite skills for the position, now the position has changed into something much different - with footballing ability, precision passing as important a the ability to read the tactical plan of the opposition vital to the role.
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.
Mayo swatted away the challenge of Limerick with ease in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening going home with a 18 point win against their hosts.
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.
We never do it easy, do we.
It all comes down to next Sunday for Mayo.
When these two sides come face to face on May 13 in Castlebar if there are half as many talking points as in this game, the paying punters will have got their monies worth.
We knew life in division one was going to be tough.
The man who from Kenmare who had “transport issues” according the the public address system in MacHale Park and needed a lift home - will have had plenty to talk about on the trip back to the Kingdom with the new friends who were found for him.