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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.
Some time around 9.30pm tomorrow night after 32 games and 1,960 minutes of football (minus injury time), we will find out who is the best of the best in the county.
The repeat of last year's final between Castlebar Mitchels and Ballintubber - which also marks a meeting of two teams that have split seven of the last eight senior titles between them - is the main attraction of tomorrow night's double header in MacHale Park.
It has come down to this, seventy minutes of football for Mayo to maintain their status as the Father of the House of division one football, or drop down to the second tier for the first time in over two decades.
What a difference a week makes.
Mayo left Salthill last Sunday, frustrated and annoyed and without any points to show for their efforts.
We knew life in division one was going to be tough.
The shadow boxing and experimenting has come to a close, with the end of the FBD League last Sunday for Mayo. This weekend Mayo will make the trip to Clones in the reverse fixture of last year's National Football League opener which was won by the Farney county men in MacHale Park. The top division in the National Football League is a high intensity environment — Mayo want to hit the ground running and they will be targeting a win in this game.