Mayo return to action this weekend in round three of the Super 8s after a one week break that must have felt like a month for all involved. Donegal come to town in a winner takes all tussle at MacHale Park with a place in the semi final at stake
One home win stands between Mayo and a place in the All Ireland semi finals after Sunday’s action in Croke Park.
The Super 8s don't allow much time for looking back at the match just played, with the next one approaching rapidly almost as soon as full-time has been called on the one that preceded it
The sun shone brightly in Killarney and the crowds thronged to Fitzgerald Stadium where a sell-out crowd came to witness the Super 8s clash between Kerry and Mayo
The Mayo/Galway rivalry is one in which all the momentum has been in Galway's favour in recent years but on Saturday night at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick the tide at last began to turn
As soon as Monday morning's Round 4 qualifier draw paired Mayo against their age-old rivals Galway the countdown began to what promises to be a shuddering showdown encounter
Qualifier matches with Mayo always seem to be rollercoaster experiences and this was certainly the case with Saturday evening's gripping Round 3 tussle against Armagh
With the Round 2 qualifier win over Down last weekend now boxed away the next challenge facing Mayo comes in the form of another Ulster county, with Armagh rolling into Castlebar on Saturday evening
Mayo hit the road at the start of another qualifier campaign this weekend, with a large travelling contingent from the county descending on Newry on Saturday night for a Round 2 knockout clash against Down
After a four-week gap this coming weekend sees the resumption of championship action for Mayo.
Over three weeks have passed since Mayo's Connacht semi-final loss to Roscommon and there's been plenty of introspection since then on the causes and consequences of that unexpected reversal.
A week on from Mayo's Connacht championship semi-final defeat to Roscommon, it's time to put some distance between the county and this latest provincial setback.