Jason Byrne joins Shane Stapleton to talk about Mayo’s 3-23 to 0-17 win over Galway in Tuam, and the concerns for Padraic Joyce.
Mayo produced an exceptional performance against Galway to change the complexion of their season.
During the spring, James Horan’s men were showing indifferent form, but a colossal win away to Galway has lifted the mood.
The Tribe started without Shane Walsh (injured) and Ronan Steede, while Damien Comer was withdrawn early due to a hamstring concern.
“It was men against boys, Galway were outclassed from start to finish and had a mountain to climb from the start,” says Jason Byrne of the Irish Sun, who was in Tuam for the clash.
“It was top drawer from James Horan’s men. They had just three wides which shows how good they were.
“I thought they were going to hit 30 points, and I suppose they did with the third goal making it 32 (3-23).
“I just had a feeling, when this Mayo team is backed into a corner in terms of relegation, they always find a way to fight out of it.
“To say they done it in style today, it was something else.
“It’s very worrying for them,” he adds of Galway. “Their kickouts, they barely got any of them.
“Conor Loftus was midfield for Mayo and it was a masterstroke, scored 1-2.
“Mark Moran was man of the match, had been brilliant for Westport. No fear on the ball, great strength, I thought he was fantastic.
“Extremely worrying for Galway… those injuries look like they will really cost them now.
“Padraic was asked if he thinks the game against Dublin will go ahead, and he said at half time today he was hoping the whole season would stop. That was his feelings.”
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