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Mayo exited the FBD League on Sunday last after going down to Galway on penalties in Tuam - while Mayo now have a weekend off from official competitions, they won't be resting on their laurels as they gear up for the arrival of Anthony Cunningham's men on Saturday week.
The novel ending to last Sunday's clash with Leitrim grabbed plenty of national headlines this week, but on the field there is plenty that Mayo will have to work on over the coming weeks as they ramp up their preparations for the start of the National Football League against Roscommon.
Galway's season gets underway in the country's traditional home of football on Sunday against their most traditional of rivals.
By the time the ball throws in this Sunday, a total of 1,590 days will have passed since James Horan's last game in charge of Mayo in the All Ireland semi-final replay against Kerry in August 2014 - to this first act of his second coming, when the team takes on Leitrim in the opening round of the FBD League in Carrick-on-Shannon.
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.
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.
Back in the dog days of January Aghamore's Ross Egan was living a bit of a dream, one that he knew would come to an end, but one that has given him the taste of what could be possible if he keeps his head down and keeps working as hard as he can.
So after much talk, speculation, and weeks of anticipation the Super Eights are finally here and ready to rock. And the tie of the weekend pits Kevin Walsh's Galway squad against Eamon Fitzmaurice's Kerry outfit this Sunday (4pm) in Croke Park.
It has come down to this, seventy minutes of football for Mayo to maintain their status as the Father of the House of division one football, or drop down to the second tier for the first time in over two decades.
Mayo left Salthill last Sunday, frustrated and annoyed and without any points to show for their efforts.