West in a league of its own but the litmus test awaits

Mayo and Galway gear up for 2001 league final rerun. Can history repeat itself?

Referee Joe McQuillan alongside Galway's Seán Kelly and Mayo's Stephen Coen before the Division 1 match at MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photo: Sportsfile

Frank Roche

Pádraic Joyce has never been a man for sugar-coating his words, and he wasn’t going to change just because it was an All-Ireland final.