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It was a feast of club championship football in Mayo last weekend with the final eight teams confirming their involvement in the senior championship quarter finals. Davitts joined Breaffy out of group one after a very impressive 3-14 to 2-08 victory over Kiltane, securing second spot in the group.
You would imagine there is very little more than can be written about Mayo and Dublin's rivalry over the past seven years.
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.
The Dubs drive for five is well and truly under way after they comprehensively defeated Tyrone in last Sunday's final to claim a record equalling fourth title in a row.
We wanted a kind draw. We knew if we got a game at home it would have been against one of the big hitters in round one so an away day was the likely outcome.
The Galway footballers are in action against three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions Dublin this Sunday at Pearse Stadium (2pm).
Mayo find themselves second from bottom of Division One after suffering their third defeat on the spin.
There was four points in it at the end - but there could have been much more if Dublin hand’t eased off the gas in the final third of the game.
The provincial club championships really kicked into life last weekend with some mouth watering games and exhilarating displays in all four Provinces and no question the shock of the club season occurred in Leinster as the mighty St Vincent's were humbled by Wicklow champions Rathnew. Credit to Castlebar Mitchels who qualified for another Connacht club final after getting the job done eventually against Sligo champions Tourlestrane but not without a real scare. Castlebar are not playing with the same fluency and conviction of other years which is slightly worrying from their viewpoint but the most important thing is that they are winning.
This football lark does not get any easier does it. The feeling of sick in the pit of my stomach the morning after an All-Ireland final is an all too familiar feeling now after Mayo suffered another agonising one point defeat to Dublin in another All-Ireland final. The margin of loss makes it even more difficult to take. The level of Mayo's performance makes it hard to comprehend they did not win the game. Every mistake and refereeing decision will be scrutinised and placed under the microscope for years to come.