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The team that played the best on the day won the prize

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It was the first time since 1951 that we entered an All-Ireland final as favourites. Every Mayo person, myself included, genuinely felt this was our time.

No regrets for O'Shea the elder ahead of final showdown

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It all started for Seamus O'Shea in the green and red in a senior jersey on a wintry Sunday afternoon in Ballinrobe in January 2008 - the eldest of the O'Shea brothers got his first game time for Mayo as a senior as sub against NUIG in the FBD League that day.

Planning to get as much as possible right to deliver on the day

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Nobody knows better than Mayo supporters that anything can happen once the ball is thrown in on All Ireland Senior Final day; two own goals in the first half, the ball bouncing off the ground and spinning up and over the bar, our most important player sent off after playing a minimal part in a mass brawl - all things Mayo fans can remember vividly.

Mayo get over the Dubs to book another final swing

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After so many near misses, bad bounces of the ball and agonising moments - Mayo saw off Dublin in the championship for the first time since 2012.

Back to the Croker for another swing at the Dubs

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All roads lead to Croke park on Saturday for what will be a feast of football for Mayo fans, when both the women and men take on All-Ireland champions Dublin in their respective All-Ireland semi finals.

Joyce disappointed at second half capitulation against resurgent Mayo

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It was a disappointed Padraic Joyce who faced the media after Galway were unable to generate any second half scores from play in their Connacht Final capitulation at Croke Park this afternoon.

Second half surge sees Mayo home in Croke Park

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The classical western contest upped sticks and headed to the big city for one day only and while it may have been played out on fancier turf than the old sod from home, it still had that old familiar feeling from days gone by in the old shed in Tuam Stadium and the memories from MacHale Park.

As a player you want to be involved on Sunday, with championship coming up

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Colm Collins' Clare stand in the way of Mayo's immediate return to the top flight of GAA football.

Mayo get the job done and move on to Clare

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Mayo's win over Meath was virtually a challenge game in all but name. It gave licence for both Managers to try new players, test different combinations and give others a rest with games coming thick and fast.

Plenty to work on following tough Westmeath examination

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As the old cliché goes, games are for winning and Mayo did that, just about.

 

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