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With ten minutes to go last Sunday, James Horan introduced James Carr into the action, making the Ardagh man the 34th player to get game time during the league for Mayo this season.
A Saturday evening in February is never the date to mark your cards for what you will expect to happen later on in the Summer.
Mayo head into the mid league break with six points in their back pocket following a five point win over Cavan in MacHale Park on Saturday night.
The entrance hallway into the Mayo dressing room provided a small bit of welcome shelter from the elements for James Horan on Saturday night after he had spent the best part of the previous two hours putting his imposing frame square against the wind and rain that ripped right down the heart of McHale Park all evening - while instructing his players who were battling as much against the weather as their opponents on the field.
The novel ending to last Sunday's clash with Leitrim grabbed plenty of national headlines this week, but on the field there is plenty that Mayo will have to work on over the coming weeks as they ramp up their preparations for the start of the National Football League against Roscommon.
What unfolded in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Sunday afternoon will in time just become a small footnote in Mayo’s history, with the added spice of it being the first time that Mayo ever had to partake in a penalty shootout to decide the outcome of a game.
The new year has broken and with it attention has firmly turned towards what the year holds in store for the Mayo footballers.
By the time the ball throws in this Sunday, a total of 1,590 days will have passed since James Horan's last game in charge of Mayo in the All Ireland semi-final replay against Kerry in August 2014 - to this first act of his second coming, when the team takes on Leitrim in the opening round of the FBD League in Carrick-on-Shannon.
On Saturday night the curtain will come down on the Mayo GAA U21 A football championship with a mouthwatering clash between the defending champions Westport and south Mayo men Claremorris.