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Making the league final or not will not make or break Mayo's season, but getting back to the competition's final for the first time since 2012 will be a nice bonus for James Horan, as he ramps up preparations for the championship summer ahead.
Things really couldn't have gone any better, could they?
Mayo head into the mid league break with six points in their back pocket following a five point win over Cavan in MacHale Park on Saturday night.
Mayo's losing streak at MacHale Park finally came to an end last Saturday night as James Horan's charges accounted for Roscommon in round one of the NFL - by the slimmest of margins - winning out on a scoreline of 1-08 to 1-07.
Mayo picked up their first home win in league or championship since beating Donegal in 2017 on a night that won’t be forgotten by the 10,941 strong crowd - for the weather rather and the football on display.
The novel ending to last Sunday's clash with Leitrim grabbed plenty of national headlines this week, but on the field there is plenty that Mayo will have to work on over the coming weeks as they ramp up their preparations for the start of the National Football League against Roscommon.
What unfolded in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Sunday afternoon will in time just become a small footnote in Mayo’s history, with the added spice of it being the first time that Mayo ever had to partake in a penalty shootout to decide the outcome of a game.
It wouldn't be Mayo if there wasn't drama involved and 2019 was as drama filled as any of the past number of years, even if the curtain came down on the action on the field six months ago at this stage.
This weekend will see the last three quarter-finalists in the Mayo Senior Football Championship book their spot in the last eight of the competition, while another four sides will be confined to the relegation play-offs.
A cursory glance at the final score of this one would give those who weren’t paying attention to the action the impression that this was just another regulation win for a division one team against a lower ranked side in the qualifiers.