Three who stemmed the tide on Sunday

GAA All Ireland SFC Semi-Final

Ready and waiting: Andy Moran played the captains part to perfection coming off the bench on Sunday and he gave Mayo a massive lift on the field. Photo:Sportsfile

Ready and waiting: Andy Moran played the captains part to perfection coming off the bench on Sunday and he gave Mayo a massive lift on the field. Photo:Sportsfile

Cillian O’Connor picked up the man of the match award on The Sunday Game, for his fantastic display, while Colm Boyle got he nod on Sky Sports but those two weren't the only Mayo players deserving of special praise.

Alan Dillon

The Ballintubber man took the game by the scruff of the neck when Mayo needed it and kicked three great points from play over the 63 minutes he was on the field. Dillon’s football brain and ability to control the pace of the Mayo attack was vital in their fight back in the second half.

Andy Moran

The captain was chomping at the bit to get back into the action after being relegated to the bench for the second time this season. But as soon as he was introduced 48 minutes in he gave it his all, kicking two fine points and setting up other scores. His willingness to make runs for the ball gave those bringing the ball out of defence another option that Mayo didn’t have before his introduction.

Aidan O’Shea

The man with Kerry blood in his veins, lined up against Peter Crowley from his fathers home club of Laune Rangers. In the second half in particular he was immense, charging at the Kerry defence with the ball and leading the Mayo charge. The Kerry defence tried in vain to stop his powerful runs, he continues to get better and better as the championship goes on.

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