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The last time Mayo were pitted against Kildare in a championship game the Newbridge or Nowhere phenomenon took over the GAA conversation for a week. This time around when the respective counties u20 sides run out to do battle on Croke Park, there is nowhere else either sides supporters would like to see their teams going into action.
The Mayo u20's take centre stage when they take on Kildare in the All-Ireland final this Sunday in Croke Park. It represents a big opportunity for Michael Solan's men to showcase their undoubted talent on the big stage along with the not so small matter of potentially becoming the very first All-Ireland u20 champions.
The Mayo u20s are heading to Croke Park on the August bank holiday weekend for a crack at an All Ireland u20 title.
Something is brewing on the football scene in Westport, the Covies have the look of a coming force in Mayo football circles and that has been backboned by some serious work done in the underage and schools' circles over the past number of years.
For thirty five minutes it was all going according to plan for Roscommon, who left Dr Hyde Park nursing plenty of regrets following Sunday’s 0-16 to 2-6 Connacht Final loss against Galway.
Goals do win games and two goals in the space of as many minutes was the key to a well drilled Mayo winning the first ever Connacht u20 championship in Hyde Park.
While the seniors will not be there, the Mayo u20s victory over Leitrim last Saturday ensured there will be some Mayo interest on Connacht final day in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon.
While most of the Mayo faithful will be concentrating their attention on the happenings in Limerick on Saturday evening, there is another very big championship game involving a Mayo side also taking place that day.
They survived the loss of their inspirational full back Kevin Keane after just ten minutes, then lost their goalkeeper Patrick O’Malley to a black card with six minutes to go and conceded a penalty, which was converted and saw their lead pared back to three points, then two points and then one point as six agonising minutes of injury time seemed to take an age to tick by, but when the full time whistle was blown, the warriors from Westport were All Ireland intermediate champions.
It all began for Westport last May in Sean Duffy Park in Ardnaree, where they just about had enough to see off the challenge of the north Mayo men who themselves were only coming down from their own All Ireland adventure and on Sunday, it'll come to a conclusion in Croke Park, what a ten months it has been for Westport. They've moved on from their narrow 0-15 to 2-7 win over Ardnaree, to within 60 minutes of All Ireland final glory if they can get over Meath and Leinster champions, St Colmcille's.