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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.
There's not much left to win in the inter-county game for Stephen Coen - well, just one thing really.
The number on the back of a shirt means relatively little these days in the game, with match-ups between different individuals taking players all over the park.
It's Christmas week. In normal circumstances we would be thinking about Santa Claus and Christmas parties. But these are not normal circumstances and we have the not so small matter of an All-Ireland senior football final to occupy ourselves. We will think about Christmas from around 7pm on Saturday evening.
Mayo rattled home 5-20 to see off Tipperary with ease and book their place in another All Ireland final - but they left Croke Park with plenty to work on as the Munster champions hit the back of the Mayo net three times and if they had taken the two early goal chances that presented themselves it could have been a very different game.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
“I don’t get shocked anymore in football, there is so much that can happen in Gaelic football particularly this year" was what Mayo manager James Horan said when asked was he surprised that Tipperary were the team to emerge as Munster champions this year.
It was a day for grit and determination in a city more known for the flair and flavour of the arts and when it came to the crunch Mayo had that bit more of battle hardness than their hosts on the shore of Galway Bay.
It is five years since Mayo competed for the Nestor Cup while playing on the day it was to be handed out - the 2015 Connacht Final win over Sligo was Mayo's fifth in succession as they made Connacht their play-thing for half a decade.