National - There's a kind of hush, all over the west

OK Mayo. We get it : no hype, no songs, no Mayo for Sam, no Taoiseach threatening to run onto Croke Park etc. This year it's going to be completely different. All expectations are being carefully 'managed' so that the lads will explode out onto Croke Park fully primed and focussed; not an ounce of energy will have been expended on dealing with all the hype. If the prep is different then the outcome will necessarily be different too, or so the logic goes.
Must admit I'm a little spooked. That Rochford is a clever buck.
Much prefer to see secondary schools embarrassing themselves with Andre Bocelli knock-offs.
So, come along and sing with me: Bom bom bom, everybody say Mayo, mayo.....Bom bom---
OK. I'll get my jacket.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts:622 - 13/09/2017 18:20:32   2045743

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As a Galwayman living in Mayo, I was told today "we've learnt from your hurlers. Heads down, job done, then the county can go mad afterwards".

Mayo for Sam lads....

streaker (Galway) - Posts:261 - 13/09/2017 18:56:53   2045759

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I feel that hush will continue into the winter unfortunately

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts:876 - 13/09/2017 22:21:03   2045814

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I'm convinced the world won't be the same if Mayo actually win sam. All the banter of the legendary curse just gone. No more bottlers. No more bridesmades. No more poor Mayo. No more maybe next year...Who will Mayo even be after a win on Sunday ehy? They might even need to stick some sort of title in front of their name to separate themselves from the old loser Mayo teams. . . . . Don Mayo.... Sir Mayo..... Dr.Mayo....King Mayo...Samayo... that's the one. Samayo.

GameOfTyrones (Tyrone) - Posts:459 - 13/09/2017 22:51:00   2045830

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Replying To GameOfTyrones:  "I'm convinced the world won't be the same if Mayo actually win sam. All the banter of the legendary curse just gone. No more bottlers. No more bridesmades. No more poor Mayo. No more maybe next year...Who will Mayo even be after a win on Sunday ehy? They might even need to stick some sort of title in front of their name to separate themselves from the old loser Mayo teams. . . . . Don Mayo.... Sir Mayo..... Dr.Mayo....King Mayo...Samayo... that's the one. Samayo."
I said the same thing to a friend of mine yesterday from Mayo. I was saying how the romanticism of the whole sorry story will be lost. but he quickly cut me down and said ''no!!!! we're sick of losing at this stage'' Tbh I'd let Cavan fit in that void for a few years !!!!!! :o

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts:149 - 14/09/2017 09:20:56   2045868

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Replying To GameOfTyrones:  "I'm convinced the world won't be the same if Mayo actually win sam. All the banter of the legendary curse just gone. No more bottlers. No more bridesmades. No more poor Mayo. No more maybe next year...Who will Mayo even be after a win on Sunday ehy? They might even need to stick some sort of title in front of their name to separate themselves from the old loser Mayo teams. . . . . Don Mayo.... Sir Mayo..... Dr.Mayo....King Mayo...Samayo... that's the one. Samayo."
What was Tyrone like before 2003?
If Mayo win, the media will move onto a new project to fill all those column inches....Kildare anyone?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8658 - 14/09/2017 09:21:37   2045869

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Replying To GameOfTyrones:  "I'm convinced the world won't be the same if Mayo actually win sam. All the banter of the legendary curse just gone. No more bottlers. No more bridesmades. No more poor Mayo. No more maybe next year...Who will Mayo even be after a win on Sunday ehy? They might even need to stick some sort of title in front of their name to separate themselves from the old loser Mayo teams. . . . . Don Mayo.... Sir Mayo..... Dr.Mayo....King Mayo...Samayo... that's the one. Samayo."
New Mayo perhaps.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts:622 - 14/09/2017 09:51:28   2045875

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It was the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts:764 - 14/09/2017 10:46:54   2045903

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Think there's only so many times you can go through these scenarios and not be affected by the routine that takes place and getting all excited.
It's a bit like the lead up to Christmas and then getting the washroom set.

catch22 (USA) - Posts:506 - 14/09/2017 10:48:50   2045905

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Ssshhhhhhhh!

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts:69 - 14/09/2017 11:10:11   2045914

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Mayo Clinic(al)

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts:2726 - 14/09/2017 14:21:09   2045975

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Well not too quite the welcome home parade has been revealed , ------- only if they win of course

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts:4548 - 14/09/2017 15:34:39   2046007

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Replying To Damothedub:  "Well not too quite the welcome home parade has been revealed , ------- only if they win of course"
You do realise these things don't organize themselves and have to be done in advance.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts:232 - 14/09/2017 15:47:56   2046011

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Not much noise from us Dubs niether....all very cagey

witnof (Dublin) - Posts:1164 - 14/09/2017 15:49:03   2046012

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "It was the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse"
Ulsterman is stirring.

seanfinn (Monaghan) - Posts:296 - 14/09/2017 15:59:01   2046020

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Replying To the_walls:  "You do realise these things don't organize themselves and have to be done in advance."
Lighten up , I'm sure we have similar plans ourselves

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts:4548 - 14/09/2017 16:32:19   2046034

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You do realise these things don't organize themselves and have to be done in advance.
the_walls (Mayo) - Posts:231 - 14/09/2017 15:47:56


Do you mind all of the grief Donegal got after it was revealed their "Welcome home parade" in advance of the 2012 final was revealed?

It was Mayo fans sinking the boot in back then, so best take your oiling.

GaryMc82 (Derry) - Posts:3002 - 15/09/2017 22:20:02   2046343

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Forget about what's happening on Monday, tomorrow after the game the 1st stop will be the M4 toll bridge, we'll have to jumps out and take over the place, stick up a Mayo flag or 2, we're due a free pass through by now, hope it's a good day the last few football finals were played in the rain, makes the ground and ball slippy, and it's horrible having to either stand or sit in the rain for hours then the long journey home still wet, best of luck to all tomorrow and safe travel to all heading to the capital from every county, Maigh Eo abu

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts:1084 - 16/09/2017 21:00:57   2046522

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It was the same in 2012 - after beating Cork Jim told the players to enjoy what might be the best 3 weeks of their lives - mayo went into no hype mode

ruanua (Donegal) - Posts:4933 - 17/09/2017 00:11:20   2046562

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Safe Journey to all travelling.

Lets have a brilliant day.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:943 - 17/09/2017 08:24:38   2046580

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