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Two enthralling contests, two county champions, two unfortunate losers. Last Saturday's double header county finals evening was a momentous occasion for all the clubs involved, a victorious evening for the footballers of The Neale and Ballintubber, not so memorable and heart breaking for Ballyhaunis and Ballaghadeereen players.
The record books will show that Ballintubber have been the team of the decade in Mayo - in MacHale Park on Saturday night they claimed their fifth Mayo senior title since 2010 to move one ahead of local rivals Castlebar Mitchels over the past ten years.
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.
When we played with Corofin or Galway back in the 1990s, we would point out at team meetings that to win a championship game, a team needed nine or 10 players to beat their direct opponent in their individual duels. If that happened, you generally won the game.
Just as the evenings start to get a bit of a stretch in them, Mayo got a bit of a bounce to their game last weekend as the battles that lie ahead this summer come more into focus.
Conditions were terrible and some of the football left a lot to be desired, but that won’t matter to Balla who are into the semi-finals of the Mayo Junior championship after a four point win over Achill on MacHale Park on Saturday night. Achill only managed to score once from play in the entire game and Balla were only able to add on one more point to the ten they hit in the second half. Come the semi-final Pat Fallon’s men know they will have to up their game if they are to make it into their second successive junior final.
The second round of action in the Super League this weekend has thrown up one of the marquee fixtures of the season when Castlebar Celtic and Westport United meet in Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon. United opened their title defence last weekend with a 2-0 win at home to Glenhest Rovers, while Celtic spurned a 3-0 lead away to Iorras Aontaithe to finish up with just one point from their visit to Carne Nash. Celtic manager Ciaran Kelly will be hoping that come the end of the season that result won't be something to come back and bite them.