AND then there were five. Who would have thought Mayo, quoted at 33/1 for the All-Ireland not too long ago, would be one of the last five standing in this year’s championship.
Only the brave put the money down on Mayo, who were 5/1, and well done to those, and there were a good few around, who had the courage to back them. I wasn’t one of them.
One thing James Horan must be credited with, that is outside his ability to prepare and motivate a team, is his unwillingness to be embroiled in controversy.
The same, indeed, goes for Cork manager Conor Counihan, who was magnanimous in defeat and wished Mayo well in the semi-final.