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D-Day for hopefuls in senior championship

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This weekend will see the last three quarter-finalists in the Mayo Senior Football Championship book their spot in the last eight of the competition, while another four sides will be confined to the relegation play-offs.

All to play for as the championship throws-in

Group One

McLoughlin holds his nerve to keep Mayo in top flight

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We never do it easy, do we.

Mayo have it all to do after Tyrone take home the points

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It all comes down to next Sunday for Mayo.

Mayo get back to winning ways in style in Newbridge

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Mayo got back to winning ways in impressive style in Newbridge on Sunday afternoon with a seven point win over Kildare.

Mayo start to climb the mountain once again

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The shadow boxing and experimenting has come to a close, with the end of the FBD League last Sunday for Mayo. This weekend Mayo will make the trip to Clones in the reverse fixture of last year's National Football League opener which was won by the Farney county men in MacHale Park. The top division in the National Football League is a high intensity environment — Mayo want to hit the ground running and they will be targeting a win in this game.

It just wasn’t to be for brave and battling Mayo

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Sometimes it’s not about being the better team, it’s about finding ways to win games when you are probably second best on the day. Dublin were able to do that, they were able to get themselves over the line right at the end when it mattered most and they claimed their third All Ireland title in a row.

One more for the road - as Mayo battle back once more

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There’s no easy way to win an All Ireland, and boy are Mayo doing it the hard way. It’s back to headquarters on Saturday for another swing at Kerry as the look to book an All Ireland final date in Croke Park in September.

Football, bloody hell

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“Mayo football is in a critical state,” “the players are finished,” “the management aren't up to it,” “I hope Roscommon beat us to put us out of our misery.” They are just a small example of what I listened to last week in the build up to the replay against Roscommon. Fast forward three days and the Mayo for Sam bandwagon is in full swing. “That was Mayo's best performance in Croke Park,” “This is the strongest squad Mayo have ever had,” “every player played well,” “Rochford is a tactical genius,” “I think we'll win the All-Ireland this year.”

Mayo hammer home their point against Roscommon

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When 15 minutes before throw in, it was announced that Footballer of the Year - Lee Keegan wouldn’t be starting there was an air of fear amongst the Mayo supporters who made the pilgrimage back to Croke Park on Bank Holiday Monday. But once the ball was thrown in that unease was soon vanquished as Mayo went right at Roscommon and rolled them over in impressive style at the second time of asking.

 

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