As soon as Monday morning's Round 4 qualifier draw paired Mayo against their age-old rivals Galway the countdown began to what promises to be a shuddering showdown encounter
Qualifier matches with Mayo always seem to be rollercoaster experiences and this was certainly the case with Saturday evening's gripping Round 3 tussle against Armagh
Mayo hit the road at the start of another qualifier campaign this weekend, with a large travelling contingent from the county descending on Newry on Saturday night for a Round 2 knockout clash against Down
With the Round 2 qualifier win over Down last weekend now boxed away the next challenge facing Mayo comes in the form of another Ulster county, with Armagh rolling into Castlebar on Saturday evening
After a four-week gap this coming weekend sees the resumption of championship action for Mayo.