It was a Tyrone-dominated match in Healy Park as All Ireland Champions Tyrone defeated Mayo by two points.Tyrone dominated the first half leading Mayo by 0-08 points to 0-03 by halftime.From a Mayo fans perspective you were baffled to what team you were actually watching. Many will agree they were just not the Mayo we know and love. When on the attack Tyrone went full force and Mayo struggled to fight back and wasted multiple score chances.
Coming into the game it was hard to tell how Tyrone were going to perform considering their form in the league this year.Many Mayo fans will wonder if the scoreline would have been different if the likes of Paddy Durcan or Diarmuid O’Connor would have been in the starting line-up.
In the second half Mayo got back to their usual ways with Jordan Flynn, Matthew Ruane, starting the come back for Mayo.The returning Darren Coen didn’t dissapoint with a good performance nearly getting a goal in the back of Niall Morgan’s net.
Yet again Ryan O’Donoghue was Mayo’s star of the night contributing 6 points on the scoreboard for Mayo.Too many missed opportunities was the trouble for Mayo in the second half, just starting to get their mojo back when the clock was running out of time.
A second progressive loss has passed Mayo over course for the League decider, however triumph Kildare next Sunday could rescue their title bid.
It was Richie Donnelly who got the home side in the clear to set out a scoring freedom which Darragh Canavan executed
Its a trip to Carrick on Shannon next for the Mayo footballers and like many will agree there is a lot to be worked on for this game.
When you analyse all Mayo’s games up to the Kerry game they have had an easy run until they met with the top teams, yes there is a lot that needs improving on going forward but you have to remember things could have gotten a lot worse.
Like always we regroup and focus on the next task that lies ahead for our panel.
It might not have been our day in Omagh but as always Maigh Eo !