A number of players have worn the Mayo jersey with great distinction over the past decade. One of these epitomised the county's new never-say-die attitude in the years since 2011 more than most and it's no coincidence that four-time All-Star Colm Boyle became such a fans' favourite during this time.
The New Year has already seen football action at both inter-county and club levels, with Mayo edged out by Galway in the FBD League in the novel surroundings of the Air Dome at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, while Kilmeena and Knockmore experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective Connacht football finals
As we count down the final hours of 2021, there's still time for one last Mayo News football podcast episode of the year.
With a long and distinguished playing career at inter-county level - capped by two All-Stars and the Footballer of the Year award in 2017 - Andy Moran was one of Mayo's top performers in an era when the county challenged seriously for national honours year after year.
With the spoils now settled at county level for the year, however, we have time to widen the lens out and consider longer-term trends that impact on how GAA clubs within the county are faring.
The destination of the silverware in this year's Mayo club Championships has now been sorted, with Knockmore, Mayo Gaels and Kilmeena coming out on top in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships respectively
There was a real sense of occasion at James Stephens Park in Ballina on Sunday where this year's Mayo Senior football Championship final was contested by Knockmore and Belmullet.
Possession of the Moclair Cup for 2021 is set to be decided at James Stephens Park, Ballina, on Sunday, with north Mayo rivals Knockmore and Belmullet battling it out in this year's county Senior Championship final. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the title decider.
The Intermediate and Junior football Championship titles are set to be decided on Saturday. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview both finals.
Defending champions Knockmore and challengers Belmullet face off against each other on Sunday in this year's Mayo Senior football Championship final, with Knockmore aiming for their tenth county title while Belmullet are looking to get their hands on the Moclair Cup for the very first time
Last weekend the finalists in this year's Senior, Intermediate and Junior club football Championships were identified, with the Moclair, Sweeney and McDonnell Cups now almost within reach for the protagonists who remain standing
It's down to the final four in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior club Championships and all of the teams contesting semi-finals this weekend will now harbour realistic ambitions of lifting silverware later this month