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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 rattled home 5-20 to see off Tipperary with ease and book their place in another All Ireland final - but they left Croke Park with plenty to work on as the Munster champions hit the back of the Mayo net three times and if they had taken the two early goal chances that presented themselves it could have been a very different game.
Galway have only themselves to blame for their one-point defeat to rivals Mayo in Sunday’s Connacht Final, according to manager Padraig Joyce, who said that his team were heartbroken, but were just not clinical enough when it mattered.
It was a day for grit and determination in a city more known for the flair and flavour of the arts and when it came to the crunch Mayo had that bit more of battle hardness than their hosts on the shore of Galway Bay.
For the first time since 2015 Mayo are preparing for a Connacht Senior Football Championship Final.
The last time Mayo and Leitrim met on the football field was in James Horan’s first game of his second coming as Mayo manager, on a cold and dreary early January day last year.
Division two awaits Mayo next season after they were seen off by Tyrone by a single point in MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon.
In a year like no other, Mayo put in a performance far above anything they had been able to muster in their previous five outings in the league before the action was called to a halt in early Spring.
Mayo fell to their third defeat in the league on Sunday in MacHale Park - but they will have plenty to take from their second half showing against Kerry.
It’s been a tough Spring semester for Mayo and the learning went up another notch in Clones on Sunday.