Time to finish the job this evening

Mayo v Kerry AISF August 2014

Right so, the day of the replay has dawned and I intend to be out the door and off down the motorway to Limerick in two hours from now. Many of you, wherever you’re starting out from, will, no doubt, be doing the same thing.

Regardless of the controversy about the venue for the replay and all that, it’s still great to be involved in a day like today. There are only four teams left in this year’s championship and we’re one of them. We have every hope and confidence that, when that number drops to three later on this evening, we’ll still be on the list.

This evening’s replay is a massive test for us. Beating Kerry has never come easy to Mayo and downing them in any match represents a big deal for us. We know from last Sunday what a good team they are and we know too that they have the potential to put it up to us when it really counts down in the Gaelic Grounds.

But it’s also the case that our storming second half display in Croke Park last Sunday proves what we’re capable of. As a result we can travel with high hopes that the lads have it within them to face down everything the Kingdom throws at them and do what they need to do to reach a third successive All-Ireland final. More of this kind of stuff will definitely be needed in the Gaelic Grounds:

Video: Michael O’Donnell via YouTube

Safe travelling everyone and get ready to roar and then roar some more in the Gaelic Grounds this evening. This is our team and they need to know we’re with them every inch of the way. Onto Limerick, onto victory. Up Mayo!

23 thoughts on “Time to finish the job this evening

  1. Safe travelling. Can’t wait. Fully confident that our boys will do us proud again today and finish the job. Let’s make sure we provide the same fantastic support as last week

  2. Great clip wj. Best of luck to the lads today, so proud of ye regardless. Do yourselves justice and beat them, ye owe us supporters nothing. The greatest county in ireland and lets roar them on till our tonsils fall out! Mayo forever!!!

  3. Cold, cloudy and windy no rain so far in limerick. Everything is quite for now. Safe journey to all travelling down today. Plenty of shouting from the start even if we are outnumbered that just means we will have to shout louder the fans made a huge differance in CP last week let’s make a huge differance today and pack plenty of flags in the car and watch out for the lovely mayo flags along the motorway.

  4. Good luck lads from Canberra Australia! Days like today i truly miss home but the red and green jersey is on and a couple of beers are cooling for the game!! We are the better team, no doubt in my mind! Everyone travelling to the game make sure i hear you cheering in Australia! The massive Mayo support helped get us back in the game last week! Keep it up!!

  5. Best of luck to the boys today, hopefully you’ll get the result deserved more than any team in any sport deserves for all your effort over the last few years.
    Do it for yourselves. You owe us nothing.

  6. Best of luck today lads,no team deserves to win as much as mayo,every county in Ireland is behind ye all today,beat Kerry do us proud yet again,

  7. Worrying (in one sense) that people are not trying to grab spare tkts – if anyone is interested at all in a Nth Stand and/or 2 Mackey Stand then let me know and I”ll listen to any offers to get Mayo bums on seats

  8. That’s a good clip there WJ. Anyway safe travelling to all supporters. Let’s hope this isn’t even close and we move on to the final with our mojo. Up Mayo!

  9. Here in Limerick now.Ok for now.Traffic building already.Some tockets around.All Mayo so far.Thats the way we want it!
    Going to Ennis for drinks and food after.Expect to be singing in Quinns or Brogans….prob Brogans.Lots of Mayo flags in Ennis.Keep her lit lads!

  10. Parked at tesco. 40 minute walk into town. Sipping an orange juice now in Timmy Martins… This is alright you know… Bring us to limerick more often!

  11. Great clip wj.
    so looking forward to seeing the lads plough through them in what promises to be the mother of all shoot outs.

  12. Can’t make it to limerick killing me TV will have to do for this one. Safe journey to all that are travelling and keep an eye for the flash for cash vans . Best of luck mayo

  13. Will be roaring for the boys from Auckland. Calling a close one but Mayo to pull away by 5+ by the final whistle.

  14. Good luck to all today and safe travelling to the best supporters in the land. This Mayo Machine to drive on and get back to CP. As many exiles have to watch this on the big screen but the heart and soul is in Limerick today.
    MaighEo Abu

  15. Gutted I’m not flying over for this one. But I know everyone there of a green and red persuasion will roar the lads on.

    Have to head to the pub now to try and calm these nerves, seems worse than AI final day!

    Heard that there may well be 2 changes to the named team.

    Safe travelling all. Hon Mayo

  16. The game is not listed for Sky in the tv schedules in the UK newspapers. I’ve checked Sky listings on its web site and game is on Sky 4, starting at 4.30
    Best of luck to the team and safe journey all.

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