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At the end of the Mayo-Dublin All-Ireland semi-final five weeks ago, as the ‘Green and Red of Mayo’ boomed out over the loudspeakers, the chorus reverberated around the ground like a war-cry signalling the end of the most hurtful oppression imaginable at the hands of Dublin for over a decade.
On a day when there was more than a handful of talking points from the game, we take a look at five.
All roads lead east for Mayo and Galway on Sunday as the unusual surrounds of Croke Park host the latest instalment of this age-old classic between the two counties.
Mayo secured their return to Division One of the National Football League last Sunday with a four-point win over Clare in Ennis.
Mayo are back in division one for next year - the got the result they needed in Ennis on Sunday afternoon, but left the Munster venue with plenty of questions still to be answered and few more headaches after picking up injuries to two key men.
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.
For the second week in a row Mayo kicked 21 points and picked up two points, but it was a far more difficult assignment than the faced seven days previously against Down.
Mayo got life in division two off to a winning start in MacHale Park on Saturday, seeing off Down at their ease with a hard working and at times exciting display.
Mayo went looking to create their own Fairytale of Croke Park the week before Christmas, but unlike those children’s fables there was no happy ending.
Mayo have had some rotten luck in All Ireland finals in recent years. They’ve pushed Dublin to the pin of their collar on numerous occasions and seen things just tilt against them.