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A decade and a half ago in 2005, it was a so-so year for the Mayo senior footballers. A year after reaching the All Ireland final, they had a league semi-final loss to Armagh in the Spring, which was followed by elimination from the championship at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Kerry, having been beaten by Galway in the provincial decider.
Ger Cafferkey called time on his ten-year senior inter-county career this week after 104 appearances in the green and red of Mayo.
You would imagine there is very little more than can be written about Mayo and Dublin's rivalry over the past seven years.
The Greatest Show on Earth - was the tag line used by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for 146 years until it shut up shop two years ago and Cecil B. DeMille's 1952 movie about the same institution starring Charlton Heston picked up two Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture.
It took them a good while to get going, but in the end Mayo did more than enough to see off the challenge of Meath and leave themselves with a fighting chance of making it out of the Super 8s.
In the Kingdom of Kerry they pride themselves on their hospitality to tourists - and while they welcome the thousands of day trippers and weekend breakers who make the journey down the Wild Atlantic Way, last weekend there was a far less hospitable greeting for The Boys from County Mayo who came down to play a game against their boys in the shadow of the McGillycuddy Reeks.
Claiming the league title against Kerry back in April was an experience enjoyed by all - but what could be just as important as actually lifting the trophy for the rest of the Summer, is the new and returning players, that were blooded by James Horan during those eight league games - and the FBD before it - in the depths of Winter.
Mayo's midfield injury crisis continued to mount this week with Diarmuid O'Connor fracturing his wrist in training on Tuesday night.
There is very little that can be said about the Mayo faithful that has not already been said or seen on social media or the RTE news over the past few days.
The club championship got under way and took centre stage last weekend. All senior games went ahead on Saturday evening when playing conditions were nothing short of atrocious, especially in the coastal venues in the county. The bizarre fact that neither Charlestown nor Belmullet registered a single score between them while playing against the hurricane in Belmullet was testament to how strong the breeze was.