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Mayo are on the lookout for a new senior football Manager after James Horan decided to call it a day after losing to Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter final in Croke park last Sunday.
It was far from a vintage performance against Monaghan but the ultimate objective was achieved. Mayo won and were in the bowl for the round two qualifier draw which took place last Monday morning, which of course paired us against Kildare for this Saturday evening in Croke Park.
It’s never ordinary with Mayo. They won and are in the second round of the qualifiers, but it could very easily have been different if referee Barry Cassidy had decided to give Monaghan a penalty in injury time when Conor Lenonard looked to have been fouled after he intercepted a poor ball back to Lee Keegan, by Aidan O’Shea.
Last Sunday's way below par performance and subsequent defeat by our biggest Connacht rivals - Galway - made it a very bitter pill to swallow for the Mayo faithful who travelled to Hastings Insurance MacHale Park in huge numbers.
There's nothing quite like a Mayo versus Galway championship encounter to whet the appetite for championship football. Rivalries have come and gone in other provinces, the likes of Meath and Dublin in Leinster and Cork and Kerry in Munster are no longer as appealing as they once were because of the dominance and stranglehold that Dublin and Kerry possess within their provinces.
Mayo find themselves joint top of division one of the national league alongside Kerry and Armagh on five points after a fully deserved and encouraging win against an out-of-sorts Dublin in round three.
Mayo travel to Croke Park on Saturday to take on pointless Dublin in round three of the league, in what could prove to be a crucial game for both teams.
Mayo snatched a crucial draw from the jaws of defeat with a last gasp heroic kick from net-minder Robbie Hennelly against Donegal in the first round of the National league.
Last Saturday evening a wind and rain-swept Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence was the scene for two of the most dramatic senior quarter finals in recent years and the RTE cameras were there to catch the action.
It was the first time since 1951 that we entered an All-Ireland final as favourites. Every Mayo person, myself included, genuinely felt this was our time.