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Mission complete, just about. Mayo were involved in another roller-coaster of a contest last weekend when they played Clare in a winner-takes-all ticket to division one of the national football league for 2022.
For the first time in 19 years Mayo will make the journey to Ennis for a National Football League game against Clare next weekend, with promotion to division one on the line.
Mayo had already booked their place in the semi-finals of the league before their win over Meath last weekend, but keeping up winning ways and giving game time to some players who haven't featured yet this year was a pleasing outcome for James Horan.
Mayo's win over Meath was virtually a challenge game in all but name. It gave licence for both Managers to try new players, test different combinations and give others a rest with games coming thick and fast.
With both sides through to the semi-finals the threat was gone from this game, but the chance to top the group was to play for and Mayo did their part with a comprehensive win over Meath in McHale Park.
The National football league has at last got under way and in style, with GAA fans all around the country drooling with the amount of games on in both hurling and football across all four divisions.
After 147 long days, Gaelic football is finally back. It's difficult to get your head around the fact that the last time we watched our Mayo team was in the All-Ireland final the week before Christmas - a lot has happened since, both on and off the field.
Mayo got back on the training field earlier this week for the first time since before last year's All Ireland final, but their preparations for the upcoming National Football League and championship season has been dealt a blow, with reports emerging that captain, Aidan O'Shea, has picked up a knee injury during their first session back on the field.
James Horan's Mayo senior side who got back to training earlier this week, have been handed a Connacht Senior Football Championship opener against Sligo, at the quarter-final stage, following this week's provincial championship draw.
As this weekend's All Ireland final and the busy Christmas period takes place, a worrying upward trend in new Covid-19 cases in the county has been flagged with 22 new cases confirmed in Mayo on Wednesday evening by the Department of Health.