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Making the league final or not will not make or break Mayo's season, but getting back to the competition's final for the first time since 2012 will be a nice bonus for James Horan, as he ramps up preparations for the championship summer ahead.
What many had feared could end up as a poor weekend for Galway footballers, turned out to be an overwhelmingly positive one with a deserved national league win away to Monaghan in Inniskeen.
A sobering defeat to Dublin has Galway on the back foot facing into this weekend’s Allianz Football League round three fixture against Monaghan in Inniskeen on Sunday (2pm).
The shadow boxing and experimenting has come to a close, with the end of the FBD League last Sunday for Mayo. This weekend Mayo will make the trip to Clones in the reverse fixture of last year's National Football League opener which was won by the Farney county men in MacHale Park. The top division in the National Football League is a high intensity environment — Mayo want to hit the ground running and they will be targeting a win in this game.
Mayo will be looking to get back on winning ways on Sunday when Cavan come calling to Castlebar in round five of the league. This will be first meeting of the sides in a decade in competitive action, with a John O'Mahony managed Mayo seeing off the Breffni men in a qualifier in 2007. There are a few survivors from that win still involved with Mayo today, with David Clarke and Andy Moran very much part of the Mayo side so far this year and Alan Dillon yet to return to the fold. Dillon and Moran contributed seven of Mayo's 19 points that day, with the Ballintubber man hitting 0-5 and Moran adding 0-2. A return of 19 points on Sunday would be something that Stephen Rochford would be very pleased as his attack have not exactly been lighting things up so far this season.
The Mayo ladies make another long trek to Ulster this weekend in search of their first win in the National Football League, on Sunday they will head to Clonmore to take on Armagh in round three of the competition. To date, Mayo have lost to both Galway and Monaghan in their opening two games and after a weekend off they will be looking to get their league campaign back on track against the Orchard County.
We've been here before and there is no reason to panic, last year Mayo were caught like deer in the headlights against Cork in their league opener, where a Rebel outfit who ultimately got relegated and had a championship season to forget ran riot on Leeside.
This Sunday afternoon, MacHale Park will play host to the classic Connacht final pairing of Mayo and Galway in the Connacht Ladies Gaelic Football Championship. For Mayo they will be looking to turn over Galway at this stage for the first time in four years, while the Tribeswomen are on a "drive for five" in the province.
A Galway man who is based in Brussels for the past 10 years says he will have to consider moving home due to the ongoing security threat in the Belgian capital.