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Mayo bounced back from two defeats on the bounce to seal a place in this years National Football League final against Kerry after an impressive eight point win over Kildare, that consigned their opponents to division two football after results went agains them elsewhere.
Amid sweltering playing conditions, Westmeath exited the Leinster senior football championship on Sunday afternoon last, but will rue a missed opportunity to advance to the provincial showpiece fixture, failing to capitalise on numerous second half chances which, if scored, would most certainly have secured a final bow with Dublin.
Following their impressive 0-19 to 0-16 win over Kildare in Newbridge in the quarter-final round robin games, the Galway senior footballers will face Dublin, Tyrone or Donegal in the All-Ireland semi-final on the weekend of August 11/12.
What happened in Newbridge leading up to throw-in had been of the GAA’s great soap operas, played out in front of the country for all to throw in their two cents.
What a difference a week makes.
Mayo got back to winning ways in impressive style in Newbridge on Sunday afternoon with a seven point win over Kildare.
Mayo put in their best 70 minutes of football under Stephen Rochford's watch to easily account for Kildare in their third round qualifier in sun drenched Elverys MacHale Park last Saturday. There is no question it had to have been the most relaxing 70 minutes Rochford has had since he took over the reins. The opposition has to be taken into account however. Kildare are no longer a force in football, they struggle to beat division four teams, they are probably the fifth best team in a Province that has only one decent team, but as the saying goes Mayo can only beat what is put in front of them.
Mayo are back within one game of the All Ireland quarter-final after a comprehensive win over Kildare in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday night. Stephen Rochford’s men ran out nine point winners of the Lillywhites thanks in the most part to a late first half burst which saw them kick 2-2 in the closing seven minutes of the half.