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Oisín McConville Refusing To Write Off Mayo Ahead Of Kerry Showdown

Oisín McConville Refusing To Write Off Mayo Ahead Of Kerry Showdown
By Gary Connaughton
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Yesterday's Tailteann Cup semi-finals in Croke Park provided plenty of entertainment, with Cavan and Westmeath emerging victorious after two excellent games. That action certainly whetted the appetite for what is to follow this weekend, with four All-Ireland quarter-finals set to take place at Croke Park.

While each game will bring a certain level of intrigue, Armagh vs Galway and Kerry vs Mayo are the two standout fixtures.

Armagh and Galway enter their game as two sides in excellent form, with both having played some excellent football during their recent outings. It should be a massively entertaining clash.


As for the other game, all logic should dictate that Kerry are heavy favourites to overcome Mayo. Jack O'Connor's men have been arguably been the form side in the country in 2022, whereas their Connacht rivals have struggled at times.

However, as we all know, you can never write off Mayo.

Oisín McConville intrigued by Kerry vs Mayo

Speaking on The Sunday Game last night, Oisín McConville said that he certainly won't be writing off Mayo ahead of that game this weekend. The former Armagh said that Kerry could come into this game slightly undercooked considering the ease at which they won the Munster championship, with question marks remaining over this team until they finally win an All-Ireland.

There is huge intrigue around Mayo and Kerry. Everyone has touted that Kerry are way ahead of everyone else and Mayo will be waiting in the long grass.

They haven't showed the form, there's no point saying any different. On form so far, Kerry should blow them away, even thinking back to the league final.

But I couldn't sit here and say Kerry will blow Mayo away. I couldn't say it because Mayo may have found that little bit of form in the last ten minutes of the last game.

It's a difficult game because Kerry are coming in slightly underprepared...

There's a question mark over [Kerry] until they actually go and win it. When you have question marks against you, you don't want to be coming up against seasoned campaigners like Mayo.

Kerry will certainly be favourites for this game, although Mayo will relish the opportunity to go to Croke Park as underdogs.

They have shown on plenty of occasions in the past that they tend to thrive in such circumstances.


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