I had meant to check this before now but it kept slipping my mind and I see that Anthony Hennigan in the Western People has now beat me to it, i.e. to see how close Conor Mortimer is to cracking Joe Corcoran’s long-standing record as the all-time highest scorer for Mayo. A truncated version of Anthony’s piece in the Western is here (the Western have now, I see, taken to putting only part of their weekly content on their website) and there’s also a piece about this in Hogan Stand.
According to Anthony, Conor is now just 14 points away from topping Jinkin’ Joe’s scoring record for the county. Given that Mort has been averaging a bit over four points a game since returning to action at the start of the year, we can expect him to hit this notable landmark fairly soon. Around the middle of the second half in the match against Cork, I’d reckon.
Before anyone starts piping up about how there are more matches played nowadays compared to back in Joe’s heyday, Anthony’s figures also show that Conor has a sporting chance of smashing the Ardnaree man’s record with a game (maybe two) to spare. Joe amassed his total of 20-355 in 94 league and championship matches between 1958 and 1974 while up to last weekend Conor has lined out for the county 91 times in the two competitions since his debut back in 2002, scoring 14-360. And counting.