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"They're Definitely Gone" - Brolly Sees No Way Back For Mayo After Killarney Collapse

"They're Definitely Gone" - Brolly Sees No Way Back For Mayo After Killarney Collapse
By Michael McCarthy

After an insane day of GAA (and sport in general), Sunday was wrapped up beautifully for those of us with a grá for a bit of nonsense when The Sunday Game football panel was revealed as Joe Brolly and Tomás Ó Sé.

Tomás, of everyone who's come and gone on the RTE panel over the last couple of decades, is the most well able for Brolly and showed it again last night as the two often got into a few spiky back and forths over the course of their analysis on the four games played in week 1 of the Super 8.

When it came to Mayo, Brolly was his usual self. What he saw in Killarney was enough to consign Mayo to elimination.

James Horan's team were incredibly disappointing against a strong Kerry performance, losing in the end by 10 points. The performances of David Clifford, Sean O'Shea, and Stephen O'Brien in particular exposed holes in the Mayo defence while David Moran gave David Clarke nightmares on the Mayo kickout, with Mayo consistently giving up primary possession.

Mayo play Meath in Croke Park next week before hosting Donegal in Castlebar. Two wins will see them almost certainly through to the semi-finals, but Brolly doesn't see how they can do it.

Mayo are far too ad hoc. I was in Newry for the Down game and they flirted with disaster that night. Down missed three open goals in the second half that would've won the game for them. Armagh ought to have beaten them. Young Grugen went around the keeper and the whole of McHale Park, they all put their heads in their hands.

Ah they're gone. They're definitely gone.

Ó Sé, citing the fixtures ahead, refused the accept that Mayo are certainly out.

It's not the first time Joe Brolly will have annoyed Mayo fans. He's been a regular critic of the county during their incredible run this decade, one that has unfortunately left them without an All-Ireland. Most famously he referred to them as celebrity losers ahead of the All-Ireland final in 2016.

 

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