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Mayo's Championship Run "Feels A Bit Like A League At This Stage"

Mayo's Championship Run "Feels A Bit Like A League At This Stage"
By Daniel Kelly

Andy Moran's quest for that elusive All-Ireland medal continues.

The Mayo forward (who made his Championship debut in 2004) was named Man of the Match in Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry after scoring 1-05.

Moran has suffered many heartbreaking days in Croke Park. Since his Championship debut over a decade ago, Mayo have been involved in five teams that have lost All-Ireland finals.

The Ballaghaderreen star was the star of Mayo's attack on Sunday afternoon. On The Sunday Game, former Westmeath forward Dessie Dolan said the 33-year-old was named Man of the Match for "the complete performance".


Speaking to The Sunday Game after the match, the Mayo veteran said their lengthy Championship season will not effect the team. Next weekend's replay will be Mayo's ninth game of the summer. Of the three other semi-finalists, they have all played four games.

It's been a long one. Feels a bit like a league at this stage, but it's great. Everyone wants to be playing football.

We're being a bit greedy I suppose playing nine games... Hopefully next week it works out for us.

If Mayo are to win next week, they will need the likes of Moran to perform as good as he did today in Croke Park.

In 2011, he won his only All-Star award. Don't be surprised if he picks up a second one later this year.

In his past two games, Andy Moran has scored 2-06. Not bad for the latter stages of the All-Ireland Championship.



SEE ALSO: The Exhilarated Reaction As Mayo And Kerry Play Out Another Classic

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