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19th Aug 2017

The Mayo V Kerry match is a huge talking point this weekend


Mayo and Kerry are set to battle it out in the 2017 All Ireland semi-final showdown and everyone has a different theory about who will emerge triumphant.

Come 5 pm tomorrow, we’ll know if the Mayo men are on route to finally breaking the 66-year curse that has hung over the Green and Red in the quest to lift Sam Maguire.

Or it could be The Kingdom that gets one step closer to this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title.

This year, the Mayo team stumbled in the early stages but on the recent Bank Holiday Monday in Croke Park, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was an entirely different team on the field.

Lee Keegan, last year’s Footballer of the Year, is back for this penultimate game after missing the last one due to a foot infection and Cillian O’Connor together with Aidan O’Shea are two more players not to be messed with.

However, then you have Kerry. 

A team that includes James O Donoghue, Kieran ‘Star’ Donaghy, and David Moran to name a few. They also defeated Dublin in the National Football League Final this year, a feat which cannot be underestimated.

The whole county of Mayo hopes tomorrow goes their way and after years of near misses, it could be argued that it’s their time to shine but that won’t matter to the Kerry side, sure to be as ruthless as ever.

When referee Maurice Deegan blows the final whistle in Croke Park this Sunday, it will either be a case that Kerry has taken the lead as many are expecting or perhaps Mayo will be one step closer to becoming the bride after 66 years of wearing the Bridesmaid dress.