This year's National Football League campaign reached a thrilling conclusion for Mayo at Croke Park yesterday. Trailing by four points at the break in yesterday's Division One decider they stormed back into it in the second half, sweeping Kerry aside to win by four at the finish.
Experimenting with new players while retaining our Division One status was widely accepted to be James Horan's brief for his first National League campaign back as Mayo manager
The wind blew hard and the rain came down in torrents at Austin Stack Park in Tralee but Mayo, taking the field in their distinctive new blue away strip, were equal to the conditions not to mention the challenge laid down by high-flying Kerry
Things needed to go right for Mayo yesterday both at MacHale Park and up in Healy Park if the county's hopes of making it to this year's National Football League final were to be realised
Memories of the bright start Mayo made to this year's League campaign are starting to fade quickly, with those three opening wins now followed by back-to-back Division One defeats