Mayo 2-13 …. Tyrone 1-13 ... MAYO minor Gaelic footballers ended a 28-year wait for All-Ireland success when they produced a scintillating performance to beat Tyrone in the final played in Croke Park on Sunday.
In some ways it was almost worth the wait as in the end it was achieved with as fine a minor display as ever delivered by a Mayo team on All-Ireland final day. There were so many standout performances in the Mayo team that it’s hard to know where to start.
It was a magnificent victory for a number of reasons - these young Mayo stars produced a top class team performance, it was sweet revenge on their opponents, as they had lost two previous finals against this opposition, and above all else it was achieved on a historic All-Ireland day for Mayo Gaelic football.
These young Mayo lions had the extra bit of weight on their shoulders as, playing in front of the biggest ever Mayo support on All-Ireland final day, they had the huge task of showing the way for the county’s senior side. This they did, and in some style too.
Such was the brilliance of this team that despite losing the senior decider afterwards, the future of Mayo football is in good hands and the county can look forward to playing in many more senior finals in the years to come.