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Mayo finally get one over the Kingdom

Mayo emerged victorious with a 4-2 win over Kerry in the Oscar Traynor Cup, securing their spot in the semi-finals.

The match was marked by fast-paced action and impressive goals from both sides.

Mayo wasted no time taking the lead, with Ben Edeh finding the back of the net just two minutes into the game after a well-executed corner routine involving Cillian McGlade and Jason Hunt.

However, Kerry quickly responded, with Mathew Horgan equalizing after an excellent build-up play involving Shane Lowth and Eoin Moynihan.

Undeterred, Mayo continued to press forward, and they regained the lead with a goal from Dylan McKee, assisted by Edah.

Mayo had a chance to extend their lead further, but Hunt's effort hit the post, allowing Kerry to capitalise and level the score again just before half time through a spectacular strike from Lowth.

The second half saw Mayo come out strong once more, as left-back Andrew Shalley stunned Kerry with a magnificent long-range effort, putting Mayo back in front. Despite Kerry's efforts to find an equaliser, including missed opportunities from Adam Ward and Liam Spillane, Mayo's defence held firm.

As the game entered injury time, Mayo sealed their victory with a fourth goal, scored by Jack O'Connor after a swift counter attack orchestrated by Edeh and Oran Groarke.

With their place in the semi-finals secured, Mayo will be looking to carry their momentum forward to the last four, with draw announced next week and the game slated for a neutral venue.

Full report to follow in Tuesday's edition of the Connaught Telegraph