O'Connor focused on Sligo
17 May 2017
Mayo's Cillian O'Connor.
Mayo captain Cillian O'Connor is adamant that they are not looking beyond this Sunday's Connacht SFC clash against Sligo.
The sides meet at MacHale Park in the quarterfinal and Mayo are strong favourites to advance with people already mentioning about themselves and Galway meeting later in the campaign.
However, O'Connor has stressed to the Western People that they will not be taking the Division Three side for granted when they meet this weekend.
“The division numbers aren't going to make any difference once the championship throws in in Castlebar. League standings aren't going to count for anything. It's nil-all and it's 75 minutes.
“They'll take encouragement from the Division Three teams that went on those runs last year (Tipperary and Clare, who reached All-Ireland semi and quarter finals respectively).
“Even their performance against Roscommon in the championship last year, for the most part was excellent. They have a championship match played already, the chance to implement a system and see how it went, will stand to them as well.
“We just have to do our little bit of homework on them and focus on getting ourselves right.”