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It was an occasion like we have never experienced, it was a performance that we have become somewhat accustomed to, it was a result we could only have dreamed of. It was a proper Mayo day.
John Healy’s No-one Shouted Stop was about the death of a Mayo town - but Mayo made sure that they didn’t shout stop on the football field on Saturday evening in MacHale Park, booking their eighth All Ireland semi-final in nine seasons with a four point win over Ulster champions Donegal.
Just before I was about to hit send on last week's column I deleted one of the opening lines 'Beware- this game is fraught with danger'.
With our league success still digesting, the attention now turns to preparing for an assault on the Connacht championship and then hopefully the All-Ireland series.
Mayo's strong offensive showing where Kevin McLoughlin and Fergal Boland excelled in the final round of the league against Monaghan, was enough to secure a final showdown with Kerry after Mickey Harte's Tyrone did us a huge favour in Omagh, turning a seven point deficit against Galway into a seven point win.
It was a classic case of capital punishment as Mayo's 100 per cent league winning streak came crashing to a halt in round four against a rampant Dublin in Croke Park.
Mayo's losing streak at MacHale Park finally came to an end last Saturday night as James Horan's charges accounted for Roscommon in round one of the NFL - by the slimmest of margins - winning out on a scoreline of 1-08 to 1-07.
It was county final heartbreak again for Breaffy as Ballintubber reclaimed the Moclair cup they last won in 2014.
The borderline between these two west Mayo clubs is as thin as a knife edge and the outcome was just as narrow.
There is no point pretending I saw it coming, there is no point being wise after the event.