James Horan was offering no excuses after his Mayo team were outclassed by Kerry.
Mayo comfortably accounted for the Kingdom in the Allianz League final three-in-a-half months ago, but Peter Keane's men turned the tables with a 10-point win in yesterday's Super 8s opener at Fitzgerald Stadium.
“We were comprehensively beaten,” the Mayo manager admitted.
“Kerry were very good today, we were a little bit off and they ran out comfortable winners. But we have to move on straight away, there’s nothing we can do about it now.
“We struggled in the middle of the field. David Moran caught a lot of ball in the first half and the ball that we did get, we kicked away a huge percentage of it.
"Our kick passing was quite poor right throughout the game so when you’re not winning much ball in the middle of the field and anything you do get, you’re kicking it away, you’re going to struggle. We put ourselves and our full-back line under immense pressure, particularly in the first half.”Tweet