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Eugene McGee: Horan's risk-takers earn reward for giving it a lash

The shock victory of Mayo was well deserved, as they took the game by the scruff of the neck after a nervous opening quarter and then proceeded to play as we have not seen Mayo play since they beat Dublin in a dramatic semi-final some years ago.

This was not your typical Mayo team of the recent past. There were no 'shapers' on board this time, no flash Harrys, but rather dogged, determined and, above all, fearless players as epitomised by centre half-back Donal Vaughan from Ballinrobe.