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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.
Maurice Sheridan’s NUIG suffered the narrowest of defeats at the hands of reigning champions UCC on Sunday afternoon in Dangan, losing by 2-12 to 1-14.
It all came tumbling down in the 12 minutes after the second half started - after top class first half display that saw them lead by two points at the break, Mayo found themselves trailing by ten points and down and out of the championship for the year.
Down - but thankfully not out. Mayo got the wheels back on the cart after a somewhat encouraging display against Down in perfect playing conditions in front of a huge crowd in Pairc Esler Newry.
A solid, if not spectacular second half performance saw Mayo book their place in the third round of the All Ireland senior football championship qualifiers in Newry on Saturday night.
The rain poured, the wind blew a gale and the Rossies went home with the bacon.
Days like this don’t come around too often and when they do it is something to be savoured and the thousands of Mayo supporters who made yet another pilgrimage to Croke Park made drank up every moment of this one after the final whistle.
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.