Tuesday 28 March 2017

Eugene McGee: Uncertainties on both sides of divide whet final appetite

Mayo's Cillian O'Connor leaves the field with the shoulder injury that makes him a major doubt for the All-Ireland final. His absence would leave major questions marks over Mayo's scoring ability
Mayo's Cillian O'Connor leaves the field with the shoulder injury that makes him a major doubt for the All-Ireland final. His absence would leave major questions marks over Mayo's scoring ability
Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

Anyone who strongly believes that either Dublin or Mayo are brilliant teams, one of whom will easily win next Sunday's All-Ireland final, must have very poor powers of recollection.

Based simply on this year's championship, both finalists have provided many examples of rank bad play, which, if repeated next weekend, would scuttle their chances.

In short, while Dublin and Mayo are worthy finalists and very good teams, they are certainly no world-beaters, so a win for either will be no surprise.

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