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Can Mayo finally end their All-Ireland famine this year?

Pat Spillane


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Mayo stand dejected in Croke Park after their defeat to Dublin in the 2016 All-Ireland SFC final replay

Mayo stand dejected in Croke Park after their defeat to Dublin in the 2016 All-Ireland SFC final replay

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Mayo stand dejected in Croke Park after their defeat to Dublin in the 2016 All-Ireland SFC final replay

Writing about sport in the Sunday World for close on three decades has been a roller-coaster ride. There have been some ups, but an awful lot of downs.

There have been death threats, loads of abuse – most of it verbal, though it did threaten to get physical more than once – and I've lost friends due to things I've written or said.

Then there are the endless questions – with one, in particular, topping the list. It's a simple question really: Will Mayo win the All-Ireland this year?