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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.
DUBLIN 2-16 GALWAY 1-15
Mayo went looking to create their own Fairytale of Croke Park the week before Christmas, but unlike those children’s fables there was no happy ending.
Second half goals from Seán Bugler and Con O'Callaghan were the difference at Pearse Stadium on Sunday afternoon as Dublin inflicted Galway's second defeat in as many games.
We will never know what the outcome would have been had Mayo kept their full complement on the field for the duration of the contest, but for the first 15 minutes or so, Mayo certainly had the better of proceedings against the Dubs.
It all came tumbling down in the 12 minutes after the second half started - after top class first half display that saw them lead by two points at the break, Mayo found themselves trailing by ten points and down and out of the championship for the year.
You would imagine there is very little more than can be written about Mayo and Dublin's rivalry over the past seven years.
It wouldn't be Mayo if there wasn't drama involved and 2019 was as drama filled as any of the past number of years, even if the curtain came down on the action on the field six months ago at this stage.
It was nice to sit back and relax on Easter weekend to watch the league finals played out on Saturday and Sunday without having to deal with the pressures and roller coaster emotions of the previous week.
The Galway senior footballers may have been beaten by Dublin on Sunday by 0-18 to 0-14 in the division one league final, but it was a productive and instructive day for Kevin Walsh, his management team, and the squad.