'Sadness and regret fill me': Lee Keegan posts poignant message to Mayo fans after All-Ireland final heartbreak
Lee Keegan couldn't have done much more to deliver Mayo the All-Ireland title that the county craves.
The attacking wing-back successfully subdued opposition attackers throughout the season while also contributing handsomely from play, and looked to have swung last Saturday's All-Ireland final replay in Mayo's favour with a brilliant first half goal.
Unfortunately for Keegan, he picked up a controversial black card when trying to mop up a wayward kickout, and in his absence, Mayo were unable to resist the Dublin onslaught.
Goalkeeper Robbie Hennelly, who had a nightmare day at the office in the place of All Star nominee David Clarke, has since expressed his despair on social media and this afternoon, his team-mate joined him.
In a heartfelt Twitter post, the All Star shoe-in and Footballer of the Year nominee told Mayo fans that he is filled with 'sadness and regret' while thanking the supporters for sticking by the team.
"Sadness and regret fill me," Keegan began
"We lost but I have the honour and privilege of running into battle with legends that I will respect for life. Dublin GAA are a supreme outfit and deservedly All Ireland winners.
"The customary tweet or message is to say we will fight on and we will but it will be a tough couple of months soul searching. As ever supporters made year by always doing what you do best. Thanks for following and supporting us through everything."