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How Mayo’s players rated

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Player Ratings with Edwin McGreal

7 Rob Hennelly        
HIS kick-outs were very solid. Made two very good saves but positioning was poor for both goals. One from three from long-range as Niall Morgan triumphed in the battle of the keepers.

7 Pádraig O’Hora    
A REAL mixed bag. Was struggling on Darren McCurry and an earlier switch would have helped. Yet he had some big turnovers and runs. Unlucky to be taken off when he was.

5 Michael Plunkett    
FOUR first half possessions summed up a marginal impact and included one turnover against him. Was not the only player who could have been taken off at half-time though.

9 Lee Keegan        
Mayo’s best player
FOLLOWED up his heroic display against Dublin with another game for the ages. Drove the team forward from full-back from the get-go and tried to bend the game to his will. Colossal. 

6 Paddy Durcan       
IT wasn’t for the want of trying, but just could not free himself from Conor Meyler’s shackles. Thirteen possessions for the usually much more influential Durcan sum it up.

7 Oisin Mullin        
LOOKED inhibited on the front foot so maybe he wasn’t quite 100 percent. Caught for Cathal McShane’s goal but defensively very solid otherwise. Tried to drive Mayo on late on.

8 Stephen Coen        
ANOTHER big display from Coen who has come on hugely this summer. Had 21 possessions, two assists and one point, as well as forcing three turnovers in a very impressive performance.

6 Matthew Ruane        
WITH 26 possessions, he kept trying to influence the game but his attempts to break the line were stopped repeatedly by Brian Kennedy. Frustration got the better of him late on.

7 Diarmuid O’Connor        
WORKED ceaselessly and while not everything came off for him, he did help win four turnovers, have three assists and forced the concession of the penalty.

6 Conor Loftus        
ARGUABLY left 1-4 behind him on a day when just nothing seemed to go right for him. Got in good positions but wasted too many. Worked hard and he will have better days.

6 Kevin McLoughlin     
FOULED for Mayo’s second point, kicked a point himself but was not as creative as he would like as Peter Harte had the upper hand.

5 Bryan Walsh        
HIS wide not long before being taken off had the look of a man going for goal trying to get himself into the game. Took a few poor decisions, which is not like him.

7 Tommy Conroy        
FROM only 12 possessions he was involved in 0-8 of Mayo’s total which shows how dangerous he can be. His goal miss will linger and he will know there was another play in it.

6 Aidan O’Shea        
PLAYED a key role in half of Mayo’s first half scores with a strong display. However, his influence diminished considerably after half-time and questions over his best role continue.

7 Ryan O’Donoghue    
LEFT the field heartbroken after his penalty miss but never gave up. Took his frees very well but had some costly turnovers. Can look back on the season as one of huge progress.


Subs
6 Enda Hession        
NOT as influential as against Dublin with just six possessions here, but four of them were possessions won between turnovers and kick-outs. A big future ahead.

5 Darren Coen        
DID not do the right thing often enough when in possession and was a bit flat when Tyrone had the ball.

6 Jordan Flynn         
WORKED hard around the middle, got on a bit of ball but his wide summed up Mayo’s woes.

Aidan Orme    
Not on long enough to be rated

James Carr    
Not on long enough to be rated

6 Management         
CANNOT be too harsh on them for limited impact from the bench – Mayo’s depth looked shallow on Saturday. However, the team’s approach appeared to play right into Tyrone’s hands and it appeared they wanted chaos, something Tyrone were very adept at shutting down.

 

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