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:
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!