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A decade and a half ago in 2005, it was a so-so year for the Mayo senior footballers. A year after reaching the All Ireland final, they had a league semi-final loss to Armagh in the Spring, which was followed by elimination from the championship at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Kerry, having been beaten by Galway in the provincial decider.
Mayo are staring down the barrel of relegation to division two of the National Football League following their third defeat from five games last Sunday against Kerry in Castlebar.
The fixtures' makers have decided to run a senior and an intermediate semi final side by side next Saturday and Sunday - which is a novel idea - but strange at the same time.
The battle for the Moclair Cup has reached the quarter-final stage and this weekend the last eight sides left standing will do battle for a place in the final four of the competition.
Dublin completed the historic five in a row after a pulsating All-Ireland final replay win over arch rivals Kerry.
Ger Cafferkey called time on his ten-year senior inter-county career this week after 104 appearances in the green and red of Mayo.
It all came tumbling down in the 12 minutes after the second half started - after top class first half display that saw them lead by two points at the break, Mayo found themselves trailing by ten points and down and out of the championship for the year.
It was an occasion like we have never experienced, it was a performance that we have become somewhat accustomed to, it was a result we could only have dreamed of. It was a proper Mayo day.
John Healy’s No-one Shouted Stop was about the death of a Mayo town - but Mayo made sure that they didn’t shout stop on the football field on Saturday evening in MacHale Park, booking their eighth All Ireland semi-final in nine seasons with a four point win over Ulster champions Donegal.
It took them a good while to get going, but in the end Mayo did more than enough to see off the challenge of Meath and leave themselves with a fighting chance of making it out of the Super 8s.