Yesterday was certainly one to forget for us – it was our first double-digit Championship defeat since we lost by ten points to Derry in the qualifiers back in 2007 – and it was one in which, from our perspective, there was precious little to celebrate.
In such circumstances, it seems a bit daft to be talking about a Mayo Man of the Match at Fitzgerald Stadium. The object of this exercise, though, has always been to salute our best performers in the games we play, no matter how these games finish up.
One small bright spot from our perspective yesterday was the fact that Cillian O’Connor broke Colm Cooper’s all-time scoring record in the Championship. It’s wholly appropriate, then, that he’s been voted our MOTM from yesterday’s game.
Well done to Cillian, both for his display yesterday and for his landmark achievement in breaking the scoring record.