Friday 23 February 2018

'This is s**t or bust for Mayo': The RTE panel weren't impressed with Mayo's All-Ireland semi-final victory

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Mayo booked their place in their first All-Ireland final since 2013 this afternoon but the manner of the victory left the RTE panel wanting more.

Although Stephen Rochford's men edged Tipperary by five points, it wasn't a particularly convincing victory and Joe Brolly, Pat Spillane and Colm O'Rourke were - for once - all in agreement that Mayo need a sizeable improvement to win their first All-Ireland final since 1951.

Dublin or Kerry will play Mayo in the decider and Brolly explained, in no uncertain terms, that it is now or never for this Mayo side.

"I'll tell you what they don't look like, they don't look like they believe they can win an All-Ireland," he said on RTE after the match.

"I agree with you totally Pat [Spillane[ when you said, 'this is a team that hasn't won an All-Ireland, they should be ravenous out there'.

"There is Andy Moran waving up at the crowd. This is it. This is shit or bust for Mayo."

Mayo's date with destiny takes place in Croke Park on September 18.

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport