Saturday 24 February 2018

Eugene McGee: Mayo now must prove awesome display was no flash in the pan

Conor Mortimer tries to get past Thomas Quinn.
Conor Mortimer tries to get past Thomas Quinn.

So, why is Paddy Power -- a man not usually associated with charitable donations to punters -- quoting Mayo at odds of 16/1 to win the Sam Maguire Cup, with defending champions Dublin at 7/2?

After all, Mayo annihilated the champions in Castlebar on Saturday night with an avalanche of spectacular scores from all angles and distances.

They shoved Dublin players all over the field in personal challenges and gave the visitors a lesson in how to grab a game by the scruff of the neck and never let go until the final whistle goes. That's how you beat opponents by 12 points pulling up.

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