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Travelling up the motorway on Saturday afternoon to Croke Park for the All-Ireland semi-final, we listened to Padraic Joyce (Galway), Dick Clerkin (Monaghan) and Liam Kearns (Tipperary manager) on Off the Ball on Newstalk to pass an hour of the journey, and all three pointed out that Galway would have to produce an exceptional performance to keep the Dubs at bay.
Reigning champions St. Lomans had to allow for extra reserves as they saw off the stern challenge provided by Athlone in Hogan Park, Moate on Sunday evening. Reduced to 14 players midway through the second half, Luke Dempsey's charges could have succumbed to intense Athlone pressure at this time and when Ryan Gaffey pointed to put the Shannonsiders in front, it seemed that St. Lomans were facing a rare Westmeath senior football championship loss.
There is huge excitement and anticipation ahead of next Sunday’s All-Ireland football final. The stakes are massive for both counties.
Mayo suffered a crushing and embarrassing 12 point defeat at the hands of All-Ireland champions Dublin last Saturday. Dublin, having drawn their last two games which they easily could have lost, had me fully convinced it was set up for Mayo to end their great two and half year and 32 game unbeaten run in league and championship.
When Mayo needed a man to show the leadership in a clutch situation, their star man came good right at the death. Cillian O’Connor showed why he was picked by Stephen Rochford as his captain, when he created the space he needed to shimmy inside and drill the ball through the drizzle over the bar and electrify the Mayo faithful in Croke Park to haul his side level at the death.
To be playing in the Leinster SFC deep into November is an achievement, but St Loman’s of Mullingar were still disappointed with Sunday’s semi-final exit at Cusack Park.