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Why Mayo Cant Win An All-Ireland

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Why do Leitrim never beat Mayo. Because... they never play them in the All Ireland Final.!

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1552 - 28/09/2021 18:39:21    2383420

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Replying To endgame:  "Why do Leitrim never beat Mayo. Because... they never play them in the All Ireland Final.!"
But they do anyway- did they not beat them back in the nineties?

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3258 - 29/09/2021 09:35:03    2383458

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "But they do anyway- did they not beat them back in the nineties?"
My post was in jest which is allowed. Leitrim did beat Mayo in the 1994 Connacht Final but the gulf between them when they met in this year's championship was huge. I would seriously question if 1994 will ever happen again.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1552 - 29/09/2021 15:50:21    2383548

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Replying To yew_tree:  "
Replying To supersub15:  "[quote=yew_tree:  "[quote=Galway9801:  "[quote=supersub15:  "I can read your script and between the lines, so -

Why Mayo Cant Win An All-Ireland ?, is a provocative thread & title, why not ask for example, why can't Kildare, Monaghan, Cavan, Laois, Roscommon, etc, etc, etc, reach an all Ireland final at least once every 10 years let alone win one, or why can't Fermanagh or Wicklow win at least one provincial senior title, just one, or why can't Carlow get out of div.4, why can't Kilkenny field a Senior football team at least for the National football league, why can't Westmeath stake a claim on being the second best team in Leinster and then challenge the best for a Leinster title every year (ish)?

Why is it that div.4 counties and indeed more often than not div.3 counties can say before a ball is kicked that televised games will not be applicable to them,?

Why is it that Mayo have to carry the can for all other counties to learn from. Why is it that Mayo as a county breed lads to become household names for some of us to ridicule and criticize as if they are professional footballers, with no families and are stand alone creatures on mega, mega, salaries.

Why can't Leitrim win a Connaught senior football title every 2nd or 3rd year and then go on and contest an All Ireland Senior Football Title.?

Why not,?
all of this would take some pressure off Mayo.
Why do I even bother with all this ***p.??"
Because every sport on earth has its perpetual also rans, and its basic human nature that if you're not as good as your competitors you won't get the same level of attention from fans or the media, but I doubt there is a team, or individual, anywhere in world sport with a record of getting to so many finals without winning one.
It's be far sillier if people didn't talk about it really."
Hard to disagree with that. Unfortunately we (Mayo people) just have to take it on the chin (the abuse, mocking, bottlers, ridicule etc). Until we win the All Ireland this is what we are known as.

That said we have had some ride over the last 10 years…London, New York, Croke Park a second home. I travelled home with good friends last Saturday very downhearted and annoyed (still am) but look as my friend said "at least we are in it together" (few beers on board) but it's true. Family and friends come first and are much more important."]That said we have had some ride over the last 10 years…London, New York, Croke Park a second home. I travelled home with good friends last Saturday very downhearted and annoyed (still am) but look as my friend said "at least we are in it together" (few beers on board) but it's true. Family and friends come first and are much more important.

Post-match comfort zone, there lies part of your problem.
Discussion closed."]So fans discussing and drinking after a game and trying to look on the bright side is the reason we lose finals? Right thanks. An expert in Carlow who know's so much about football."]Post-match comfort zone, there lies part of your problem.
Discussion closed."]So fans discussing and drinking after a game and trying to look on the bright side is the reason we lose finals? Right thanks. An expert in Carlow who know's so much about football.
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There are no experts on this forum least of all me, so let's get that out of the way so I'll just give my opinion if that's ok, no one needs the qualifications of an expert to give an opinion. So, Why can't Mayo win an All - Ireland, the answer is relatively simple.

Connaught final. - - Mayo played div.4 football throughout the first half, played div. 1 football plus tenacity with cohesive team work throughout the second half, victory over Galway didn't happen, it was caused.

All Ireland semi-final. - - Mayo played div. 4 football again, throughout the first half and went in a few points down at half time, found their game plan and put it to good use played div. 1 football plus tenacity with cohesive team work throughout the second half enough to draw the match and bring it to extra time, extra time meant it was in fact another (different) game against the Dub's, to their eternal credit Mayo had the physical and mental strength to take the game from Dublin, and they did.

All Ireland final. - - Mayo was not as cohesive as they were against Dublin, played a mix of div.1 / 2 / 3 and 4 football along with that tenacity was missing therefore no sucker punch, indecisive, no game plan.
I can't see Mayo getting to the All-Ireland final next year, looking for the easy way out like the back door system is merely papering over the cracks, the straight knock out separates the men from the boys, like 2020 / 2021, too many changes needed, perhaps even a mini rebuild and that may take a bit of time.

Good luck to them, never the less.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2463 - 30/09/2021 20:33:04    2383863

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The curse can't be blamed anymore, think Mayo missed their chances in the last decade can't see them winning one anytime soon, expect Dublin Tyrone and Kerry to dominate the next decade and more.
Hard to know if the new proposed league type Championship will benefit teams like Mayo or not, time will tell.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1772 - 30/09/2021 20:41:01    2383864

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Why can't Galway compete at the high Mayo have been year after year? Mayo against the head have taken down big dogs in practically every c'ship since the early 2000s, have put in barnstormers of performances in big games at the biggest stage on such a consistent level it boggles ones mind, my answer is Mayo are and will be fine

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts: 189 - 01/10/2021 07:17:13    2383892

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Replying To Galway4ever:  "Why can't Galway compete at the high Mayo have been year after year? Mayo against the head have taken down big dogs in practically every c'ship since the early 2000s, have put in barnstormers of performances in big games at the biggest stage on such a consistent level it boggles ones mind, my answer is Mayo are and will be fine"
Your post is quite correct, name a big football county, chances are mayo have beaten them over the last decade, I think that's why so many people are at odds as to why they can't seem to get over the line.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 936 - 01/10/2021 21:38:40    2384082

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