SEAN RICE The disappointment is being tucked to the back of the memory. The mortifying moments in the immediate aftermath of defeat have passed.
SEAN RICE Lodged somewhere in our subconscious is the picture of tearful 10-years-old Fergal Owens taken after Mayo’s defeat by Kerry in the All-Ireland final two years ago.
SEAN RICE It’s a familiar script, a traditional result, the ritual slaying of a dream. And the pain gets no easier.