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The rising star can quite often upstage the main attraction on a concert billing and while all the attention will be on the big show at 5pm in Croke Park, the support act could quite possibly be the game of the day for thrills, spills and and excitement.
There are four Round 3 Super Eight games on this weekend but only one has any real relevance, only one has everything at stake. Kerry will beat Meath by as much as they want, Tyrone and Dublin are already through to the semi finals and aren't bothered while Cork take on Roscommon in a dead rubber with neither team having anything to play for.
Come the full-time whistle in MacHale Park back in May - when Roscommon had knocked Mayo out of the Connacht Championship - the prospects for Mayo's summer were unknown and uncertain.
Relief, followed by pride, followed by excitement.
All roads lead to Killarney on Sunday for Mayo's debut bow at the Super Eight's stage of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship.
Claiming the league title against Kerry back in April was an experience enjoyed by all - but what could be just as important as actually lifting the trophy for the rest of the Summer, is the new and returning players, that were blooded by James Horan during those eight league games - and the FBD before it - in the depths of Winter.
There is very little that can be said about the Mayo faithful that has not already been said or seen on social media or the RTE news over the past few days.
Things really couldn't have gone any better, could they?
While it is not as though Ballintubber will be unaware of the level of the challenge they face on Sunday - it is still worth looking at what they are about to run into as they look to claim their first ever Connacht senior title.
Ballintubber will have to produce the game of their lives - and some - to have a chance against standard bearers and All-Ireland champions, Corofin, in the Connaught final this Sunday at Elverys MacHale Park - with throw in at 2pm.