No fears over Mayo fitness - Rochford

08 August 2017

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford.
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Stephen Rochford never had any concerns over Mayo's fitness levels against Roscommon.

Although his team has had a long and arduous championship campaign so far, with their seven matches to date including extra time against both Derry and Cork as well as a replay against the Rossies, Rochford is happy with the energy levels in his camp:

“These guys, intercounty footballers in general, they’re trained from a conditioning point of view within an inch of their life. There is nothing left to chance," he told The Irish Daily Mirror.

“We trained once this week because we knew from a fitness level point of view, on a physical basis, we were fine. The challenge might be, as much as people might want to write and talk about it, was what was the mental fatigue element?

“But when we sat down and reviewed the tape, the amount of frustration among all of us, in how poorly we executed. Things we wouldn’t be happy with. That sort of led to an energy of saying, ‘Look, we’re going to be somewhat different when we get back to Croke Park’.”