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It wasn't the greatest spectacle in the world. The purists and traditionalists will be out with the long knives criticising the quality of what unfolded in our showpiece club competition, but Knockmore couldn't care less, they have impressively won back-to-back county senior titles for the first time since 1997.
Finals in Gaelic football aren't there for getting high artistic marks from the judges in Gaelic - they're there to be won, and that is exactly what Knockmore did last Sunday in Ballina.
The location really could not be better for Sunday's Mayo Senior Football Championship final. With James Stephens Park in Ballina hosting two north Mayo sides battling it out to be the best in land, something special is brewing up for Sunday.
When the draw was made for the Mayo senior football championship, all eyes were on group three, the group of death as it got effectively called, that included- Ballaghadeereen, Westport, Castlebar Mitchels and the unfortunate Balla.
After the first day of the weekends action in the Mayo GAA Football Championships this weekend, we now know that Knockmore, Mayo Gaels and Kilmeena will be in the senior, intermediate and junior finals respectively - while Balla maintained their status in the senior championship for another year.
Come Sunday afternoon at around 4pm and we will know who is going to be battling it out for the Moclair Cup in a fortnight's time.
Anyone that was of the opinion that Knockmore were on the slide and that the reigning champions weren't capable of holding onto their crown after losing out to Belmullet in round two, had their concerns emphatically answered after Ray Dempsey's team did a demolition job on Charlestown Sarsfields in round three in Breaffy winning, by 3-15 to 2-10.
After three rounds of action in the group stages and 24 games, the 16 teams that were at the starting line of the Mayo GAA Senior Football Championship has been whittled down to eight, and by Sunday evening there will be just four teams left standing in the race for the Paddy Moclair Cup.
Five of the eight games to be played this weekend in the Mayo GAA Senior Football Championship have been completed since Friday night. We know know six of the eight quarter-finalists for the competition.
After two rounds of action in the Mayo senior championship, it’s still all to play for, for most clubs heading into round three next weekend.