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Mayo may have lost this Ladies Football All Ireland Senior Football Championship group encounter with Dublin - but there are still plenty of positives for them to take from it as the knock-out stages of the competition approach in the near future.
The Mayo Ladies have found themselves back in the headlines this week for reasons off, rather than on the field.
Mayo were edged out by Galway in the blistering sunshine in MacHale Park on Sunday in the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Championship final.
On a scorching hot Bank Holiday Sunday Dublin put in a scorching first half performance to lead Mayo by double scores at the break and set up their victory in the Ladies Football National Football League division one final in Parnell Park.
Both sides hit this game at full championship pace and left everything they had on the field. When the height of summer comes and the stakes are even higher - both sides left everyone in no doubt that if they meet in the championship another classic should be in store.
A late Galway rally was not enough to see off neighbours Mayo in their round three National League fixture in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.
Despite only scoring a single point in the second half Mayo held off Galway to pick up three vital points in division one of the Ladies National Football League in Salthill on Sunday.
Another Sunday in Croke Park and another heart-breaking defeat for Mayo against Dublin in an All Ireland final. This time it was the Mayo Ladies who came up short against the Dubs’ who ran out 4-11 to 0-11 winners against a battling and brave Mayo team.
A year on from the heartbreak of watching Dublin edging them out in a thriller in Breffini Park, Mayo were on the right side of the result in the All Ireland semi-final in the Ulster venue. This time it was the Cork machine that stood in their way, but the pain of last years defeat and the hard work they put in on the training field paid off for Mayo in the end.
Mayo made their way back into the All Ireland final for the first time in ten years with a performance that was forged in self-belief, heart, brilliant skill and a determination to not suffer the same fate as befell them last year when they were pipped at the post by Dublin in the same venue.