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
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.
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 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.