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The waiting and the wondering came to an end on Monday morning, when Mayo were pulled out of the bowl alongside Down, in the draw for the second round of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers.
They came in their thousands and thousands across the Atlantic. Flights from New York, Shannon and wherever else possible carried the faithful in their droves.
The rain poured, the wind blew a gale and the Rossies went home with the bacon.
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.
All 16 runners and riders in this year's Mayo Senior Football Championship have been waiting for this weekend to arrive for a while now. Saturday will see a full slate of action taking place all over the county, with Ballintubber the defending champions the side to beat again this year.
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.