Brothers in arms: Aidan and Seamus O'Shea sum up Mayo's unbreakable spirit with poignant post-match photo
It was an emotional scene at the final whistle yesterday after Mayo missed out on an All-Ireland title in the most agonising of circumstances.
Another one point defeat in the decider for Stephen Rochford's men, for the second year in succession, was all the more hard to take because of how well Mayo had performed on the day, arguably outplaying the Dublin team who claimed three in-a-row.
There were some heartbreaking photos after the game, but also some uplifting ones that highlight exactly why Mayo are able to keep coming back.
The O'Shea brothers were there for each other at the final whistle, comforting each other after another near miss and showing the bond between, not just two brothers, but team-mates who continue to soldier on in pursuit of the ultimate prize.
Here are some of the most poignant photos following yesterday's dramatic encounter.
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