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Mayo manager James Horan will give four players their league debuts tomorrow night in the counties league opener against Donegal in a youthful and exciting looking team.
Manager Padraic Joyce and his Galway senior footballers have won their first silverware of the year, thanks to a Shane Walsh inspired 1-14 to 0-11 victory over Roscommon.
If Mayo's opening game of 2020 is a sign of what we can expect for the rest of the season, then strap yourselves in, brace yourselves, we are in for one hell of a roller coaster ride.
Mayo manager James Horan has named the starting line-up for his sides first game of the new season against Galway in the FBD League on Sunday.
The biting cold, freezing rain and the FBD League are as far removed from the dog days of Summer as you can get - but it is where the first damp-soled and finger-numbing steps on the journey to high Summer fare are taken.
Since 2016 Galway have played Mayo on seven occasions, winning all seven - three in the championship, two in the national league, and two in the FBD league. And on Saturday evening, Galway continued the recent domination of their old rivals with a 1-11 to 0-12 win in McHale Park to make it their sixth in a row.
Mayo exited the FBD League on Sunday last after going down to Galway on penalties in Tuam - while Mayo now have a weekend off from official competitions, they won't be resting on their laurels as they gear up for the arrival of Anthony Cunningham's men on Saturday week.
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.
Galway's season gets underway in the country's traditional home of football on Sunday against their most traditional of rivals.
By the time the ball throws in this Sunday, a total of 1,590 days will have passed since James Horan's last game in charge of Mayo in the All Ireland semi-final replay against Kerry in August 2014 - to this first act of his second coming, when the team takes on Leitrim in the opening round of the FBD League in Carrick-on-Shannon.