Canavan expects Mayo "to play more football, and express themselves" against Tipp

December 02, 2020

Cillian O'Connor fires in Mayo's second goal against Meath at Croke Park

Tyrone great Peter Canavan reckons Mayo will get more of an opportunity to express themselves against Tipperary this Sunday.

James Horan’s side were made to grind out the win against Galway last time out to claim their first Connacht SFC title in half a decade and are 2/7 favourites for this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final clash against the Premier men.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports GAA, Canavan reckons the Connacht champions will have too much for their Munster counterparts at Croke Park.

“Whilst it was not a superb Mayo performance against Galway, what they did do was they stuck at it manfully, they dug out a result,” wrote the two-time All-Ireland winner.

“Mayo were only two points ahead playing into a gale-force breeze 10 minutes into the second half.

“It looked as if it was Galway's game, and Mayo had to dig deep. That was admirable.

“I think they will get an opportunity to play more football, and express themselves against Tipperary on Sunday.”

He added: “Ultimately, I think the Connacht champions will have too much firepower, and Tipperary won't have as much success in the midfield sector as they did against Cork. On that basis, I'm expecting Mayo to come out on top.”

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