Joe Brolly calls Mayo the 'masters of disaster' after Dublin defeat
Joe Brolly was heavily critical of how Mayo deployed their sweeper Colm Boyle in their 3-15 to 1-14 defeat to Dublin today in their All-Ireland semi-final today in Croke Park.
Three goals in nine second half minutes helped Jim Gavin's side into an All-Ireland final meeting with Kerry but the Sunday Independent colunmist felt that Mayo were the authors of their own demise.
For all three goals from Bernard Brogan, Philly McMahon and Kevin McManamon, there were gaping holes in the Mayo defence and Brolly felt that had they played a sweeper and kept them in front of their goals, it would have been more successful
"There are no masters of disaster like Mayo. All three goals were a disaster," Brolly told The Saturday Game on RTE
"There was a palpable panic. There's no sense of ruthlessness in their play.
"Nine minutes and three goals given away it was a disaster."
Pat Spillane felt that Mayo's attempt to change their defensive structure mid-season was misguided.
"There was an element of rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic," he said