It was a one-point showdown between two of the top teams in the GAA as Mayo’s winning streak came to an end with a one-point defeat to Kerry in the Kingdom.
It was a hard match to call for GAA fans throughout the week, we all know how Kerry is the team that no one can ever predict how they will perform and we had no doubt it was going to be a great battle in the kingdom.
Matthew Ruane opened the scoreline for Mayo in the second minute but David Clifford answered the call with Kerry’s first point four minutes later.
To sum up the match the Kerry goal from Tony Brosnan was the real decider between the two and we ask ourselves what would be the final result if the Kerry goal wasn’t there?
Although Mayo was simply unlucky with the loss as pundits said we didn’t lose much considering our great performance in the league so far.
the star man for Mayo was without a doubt Ryan O’Donoghue and to think of how far that man has come as a player is unbelievable considering the circumstances he was put under.
Lee Keegan was simply unlucky in the final attempts to make it level with a point attempt going wide but in situations like that all you can do is go for it and see how it goes
Both panels made sure to leave it all out there on the field and as we know from past years it’s very hard to beat Kerry in their own backyard
We knew Kerry was Mayo’s toughest test to date and even though David Clifford’s point was the decider coming from a Mayo perspective we have to be happy it wasn’t a 3,4,5, point loose considering weather conditions as well.
Like always we dust ourselves off and prepare for a trip to Healy Park to revisit the 2021 All Ireland champions Tyrone.
Us Mayo fans are known for our great support and it was great to see the green and red being bright in Tralee, we won’t let one loss get in the way of following our panel.
Tonight was simply a bump in a long road to go for James and the lads but as always we get back up and look forward to the next game.
Hard luck to Mayo and congrats to Kerry, al;l focus now lies ahead to Healy Park on March 19th.