'It's nice to have that out of the way'

June 11, 2018

Mayo's Cillian O'Connor scores a goal against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds

Cillian O'Connor played down his achievement in becoming Mayo's leading all-time scorer on Saturday.

The Ballintubber sharpshooter overtook Conor Mortimer's record with a massive haul of 3-9 against Limerick, becoming the first player since Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher against Monaghan in 2002 to rack up such a tally in the championship.

"It's something I saw there a while ago. It's kind of disrespectful so it's nice to have that out of the way. There'll be nobody on about it now," O'Connor told the Western People after Mayo's facile All-Ireland qualifier win in the Gaelic Grounds.

"I suppose it's something nice to look back on down the line. Now, it's all about just winning the next game and this journey keeps going.

"The reality is we're not where we want to be. We'd rather be in the Connacht championship obviously. There's no point worrying about what could have been - ifs and buts - now. We just face up to each test as it comes."

Mayo face another trip south to Thurles on Saturday week after drawing Tipperary in the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers this morning.



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