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Mayo have had some rotten luck in All Ireland finals in recent years. They’ve pushed Dublin to the pin of their collar on numerous occasions and seen things just tilt against them.
James Horan has guided Mayo to a third All Ireland final as manager, he's played in two (three if you count the replay in 1996) himself and he's looking forward to trying to get Mayo over a line they've fallen short of eight times since they got back to the final for the since last winning it in 1951.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
It was a day for grit and determination in a city more known for the flair and flavour of the arts and when it came to the crunch Mayo had that bit more of battle hardness than their hosts on the shore of Galway Bay.
For the first time since 2015 Mayo are preparing for a Connacht Senior Football Championship Final.
Division two awaits Mayo next season after they were seen off by Tyrone by a single point in MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon.
It is all pretty simple for Mayo - win on Sunday against Tyrone and they will be playing division one football next season; lose and it is division two; draw and then they'll be waiting on results from elsewhere to come in, to see if they can cling on to their division one status.
Padraic Joyce’s Galway side was left reeling on Sunday afternoon in Tuam Stadium following a hammering from their closest rivals Mayo in round six of the Allianz league.
In normal circumstances James Horan would have been more than delighted with the performance put in by his team in a must win game yesterday, but with a cloud still hanging over any more action taking place this year and what the country is still facing into he was also thinking of the bigger picture.
In a year like no other, Mayo put in a performance far above anything they had been able to muster in their previous five outings in the league before the action was called to a halt in early Spring.