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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.
Mayo's strong offensive showing where Kevin McLoughlin and Fergal Boland excelled in the final round of the league against Monaghan, was enough to secure a final showdown with Kerry after Mickey Harte's Tyrone did us a huge favour in Omagh, turning a seven point deficit against Galway into a seven point win.
Heading to Croke Park to face Kerry used to be the thing that would fill Mayo supporters with a sense of dread in their stomachs - but since James Horan's first stint in charge of the Mayo team, things have swung in Mayo's favour.
Mayo knew that things had to go in their favour elsewhere if they were to make next Sunday’s league final – but they still had to take care of business themselves to make sure they were still in with a shout of a place in the final.
Mayo made the long trek home from Tralee with two vital league points in the bag thanks to a hard working performance against the up to then unbeaten Kerry men.
It was misery all round for Mayo GAA as our senior men and ladies suffered a double defeat for the second week in a row.
Since 2016 Galway have played Mayo on seven occasions, winning all seven - three in the championship, two in the national league, and two in the FBD league. And on Saturday evening, Galway continued the recent domination of their old rivals with a 1-11 to 0-12 win in McHale Park to make it their sixth in a row.
Mayo once again failed to get the better of their near neighbours, as Galway edged home deserved two point winners in MacHale Park on Saturday night.
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.
Things really couldn't have gone any better, could they?