SEAN RICE Mayo’s final game of the league was scarcely marked by any distinguished performance.
SEAN RICE In the end, a margin of six left us somewhat hollow because it did not adequately convey Mayo’s dominance.
SEAN RICE We should be wary. Kildare are by no means as bad as their heavy defeat to Derry would seem to suggest.
SEAN RICE That winning point by O’Malley was not only a demonstration of skill, but also a reward to O’Mahony.
SEAN RICE We had hoped that Mayo would be immune to relegation by the time Kerry came to visit.
SEAN RICE A point salvaged, their first of the campaign,, a feature common to all Mayo’s performances this season.
SEAN RICE If this performance is perceived across the country as the epitome of Mayo’s football health
SEAN RICE That ball from Eamonn McGee went deeper than the corner of Shane Nallen’s net. It also sank, sickeningly, into the pit of every Mayo stomach.
SEAN RICE So, can Mayo do better against Donegal in Castlebar on Sunday than in Derry’s dire conditions?
SEAN RICE If Mayo returned from Derry pointless last Saturday night, their visit was not fruitless
Sean Rice The real test for new-look Mayo comes on Saturday evening across the border, against Derry