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James Horan's Mayo senior side who got back to training earlier this week, have been handed a Connacht Senior Football Championship opener against Sligo, at the quarter-final stage, following this week's provincial championship draw.
Over the past 12 seasons, just four clubs have ended the year with the Moclair Cup in their possession and for nine of those years, it was passed between Castlebar Mitchels and Ballintubber, with Ballaghaderreen winning twice and Charlestown once.
It will be a quarter final weekend like no other in MacHale Park this weekend - as the best eight sides in the county will go toe-to-toe in front of only a handful of people.
Club football has been back up and running for the past few weeks, but this is the big one that we all have been waiting for.
A decade and a half ago in 2005, it was a so-so year for the Mayo senior footballers. A year after reaching the All Ireland final, they had a league semi-final loss to Armagh in the Spring, which was followed by elimination from the championship at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Kerry, having been beaten by Galway in the provincial decider.
The last four sides left standing in the Mayo Senior Football championship will go toe-to-toe over the weekend in what promises to be a thrilling couple of days of football in the county grounds.
Claiming the league title against Kerry back in April was an experience enjoyed by all - but what could be just as important as actually lifting the trophy for the rest of the Summer, is the new and returning players, that were blooded by James Horan during those eight league games - and the FBD before it - in the depths of Winter.
Mayo's midfield injury crisis continued to mount this week with Diarmuid O'Connor fracturing his wrist in training on Tuesday night.
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.
Mayo knew before throw in that they still have plenty of work to do if they are going to stop Dublin’s drive for five All Ireland titles later on in the Summer, but if they were in any doubts they were given another warning of what they will have to do in a few months time to catch the Dubs.