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SEAN RICE We came to see the clash of the giants of Mayo football. What we got was an unseemly squabble.
SEAN RICE The disappointment is being tucked to the back of the memory. The mortifying moments in the immediate aftermath of defeat have passed.
SEAN RICE It’s a familiar script, a traditional result, the ritual slaying of a dream. And the pain gets no easier.
SEAN RICE Lodged somewhere in our subconscious is the picture of tearful 10-years-old Fergal Owens taken after Mayo’s defeat by Kerry in the All-Ireland final two years ago.