Five things we learned from Mayo v GMIT

GAA: FBD League

Andy Moran is on the way back

The inspirational Ballaghaderren man who was on Maor Uisce duties in Ballyhaunis last weekend for the opening round of the FBD League is coming back to fitness. Moran took part in the warm up before the game with a number of other players. Mayo supporters will be hoping to see him back in action again sooner rather than later.

Danny Kirby knows where the goal is

Who was the last man to score four goals for Mayo? That was the question asked in the press box just before half time when Danny Kriby smashed in his fourth of the day. Everyone has heard of and some there remembered the feat of Burrishoole's, Willie “Four Goal” McGee in the 1967 All Ireland u21 final replay against Kerry in Ballinasloe. But has anyone done it since, was the question posed, heads we're scratched and brows furrowed trying to remember. Who ever it was has company now thanks to Kirby.

Youth is getting a chance

No one will be able to say, that James Horan isn't giving some of the younger players a chance to show their stuff in the FBD. He gave debuts to three more players this week, Conor O'Shea (yes, another of the O'Shea brothers, the last of them and like brother Aidan he is still in school making his debut for Mayo ) and Evan Regan are fresh out of minor, while Michael Walsh is just out of u21 level. This is following on from the starts given to Darren Coen and Danny Kirby last week. This time last year Cillian O'Connor was the youngster given the chance to shine, it didn't turn out to be to bad of a year for him.

A man can kick half a dozen points and not be in the game that much

Conor Mortimer ended up with six points to his name on Sunday, and amazingly all the scores came in two spells of a couple of minutes at either end of the game. But credit is due that he did what he asked when the ball came to him and worked hard for his team. His road back to recovery continues at pace and all Mayo supporters will be happy to see him at full tilt come summer.

Horan doesn't like complacency

Mayo won well, but it was far from a vintage great performance and Mayo manager James Horan said so after the game to the press. He admitted he wasn't happy with the second half performance of his side and it was something he would be letting them know about and they will have to work on. The Ballintubber man won't be letting them rest on their laurels to long.


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