THE twiteratti are likely to be doing overtime come Sunday afternoon as the results roll in from the final round of the national football league where Mayo’s destiny will depend on how they do against Cork at Pairc Uí Rinn as well as other results, notably the meeting of Tyrone and Kerry.
However, all James Horan can do is urge his team to follow up with a similar performance to that delivered against Donegal and hope to take something from a Cork side that look slightly vulnerable, having been hit by a number of injuries.
It seems inevitable now that Mayo and Cork meet in crucial league ties.
They met in the final last year and the less said about that the better. When they met in MacHale Park in round four of the league in 2012, Cork should have been charged with the theft of two points that rightly belonged to Mayo but, not for the first time, James Horan’s men were a little careless when it came to closing out a game.
Cork, Down, Kerry and Mayo made the semi-final as Mayo squeezed through on seven points, beating Kerry in the league semi-final after extra-time.
It is worth noting that six points was enough to save Dublin and Donegal from demotion, while Armagh on five points, and Laois on four, were both relegated.