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Mayo left the field in MacHale Park a fortnight ago with mixed feelings, they were glad to have won a second bite at Galway, thanks to Tracey Leonard pulling her late, late free wide of the target - but also experienced regret over not taking the chances that came there way to win the game. Tomorrow afternoon in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick they will get a chance to put those regrets to right.
The Mayo footballing weekend gets under way this evening in the the old house of pain for many of the counties sides - Tuam Stadium. The old ground is getting a lick of paint and some refurbishment works at the minute and it has been the scene of many a painful defeat for Mayo teams down through the years, but for this year's crop of Mayo minors that will have little effect on them as they take their next formative steps as inter-county footballers.
The annual meeting of Mayo and Galway in the final of the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Championship will see its next instalment take place on Sunday afternoon in MacHale Park.
Plying their trade in the Nicky Rackard Cup is not where the Mayo hurlers want to be come championship time, but that is where they find themselves this year, after being relegated from the Christy Ring Cup last season.
Winning the national league title at the end of March is not the end goal for the Mayo team - as the next step on its journey gets under way next Sunday - in as far flung a championship location as you can get - in Gaelic Park, in the Bronx, in New York. Rather, continuing to build and develop the fundamentals they worked on during the league over the summer - is what James Horan is looking to see over the next few months.
Mayo fell to a third league defeat in four games in MacHale Park on Saturday night with Galway running out 1-11 to 0-8 winners.
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.
Mayo have plenty to work on ahead of their next outing in the qualifiers was the opinion of Stephen Rochford after their win in Semple Stadium on Saturday.
Mayo's preparations for their crunch tie with Galway on May 13 have gone to the next stage with Stephen Rochford tidying up his championship panel last week.