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It’s going to be something very different for Mayo on Saturday for a number of reasons.
After 147 long days, Gaelic football is finally back. It's difficult to get your head around the fact that the last time we watched our Mayo team was in the All-Ireland final the week before Christmas - a lot has happened since, both on and off the field.
James Horan's Mayo senior side who got back to training earlier this week, have been handed a Connacht Senior Football Championship opener against Sligo, at the quarter-final stage, following this week's provincial championship draw.
Just over a year ago a screeching halt was called on life as we knew it and with it the action on the sporting field.
Mayo forward Diarmuid O’Connor believes the defending Connacht champions have the depth of talent in the squad to thrive, despite the retirement of some of their most experienced players in the off-season.
This week has seen an outpouring of gratitude for a number of Mayo players who have announced their retirement from the inter-county game.
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.
It's Christmas week. In normal circumstances we would be thinking about Santa Claus and Christmas parties. But these are not normal circumstances and we have the not so small matter of an All-Ireland senior football final to occupy ourselves. We will think about Christmas from around 7pm on Saturday evening.
I predicted/gauged that Mayo would beat Tipperary by four, at one stage it looked like it could be 44, it ended up being 13 in what was as bizarre an All-Ireland semi final as we are likely to see.