Connacht still high on O'Shea's priorities
17 May 2017
Mayo's Aidan O'Shea celebrates after scoring a goal.
Mayo forward Aidan O'Shea is intransigent over the county's desire to win another Connacht SFC title.
Last year, Mayo were stopped from winning an historic sixth consecutive Nestor Cup title, but O'Shea has stressed to the Western People that they are aiming to win it back this year.
Many may feel that Mayo would rather go the route that they did last year which seen them reach the All-Ireland final through the back door.
However, O'Shea is in no doubt that the provincial campaign means a lot to the whole squad as they begin with a quarterfinal clash against Sligo this Sunday.
“Definitely, we won't be lacking the motivation to try and win Connacht again. Last year, I think was no secret that we really wanted to get the job done in Connacht as well as any other year, but unfortunately, subconsciously or not, we may took our eye off the ball and Galway deservedly beat us and went on to win the Connacht championship,” said O'Shea.
“We had won it six out of the previous seven times and we really want to get it back. It's a huge motivating factor and maybe it is about eyeing the focus on earlier in the season rather than later, because if we don't we are going to fall on our face again.
“It's definitely something that we can't look any further than May 21st and the Connacht championship in general because despite what people think, it is a very, very competitive championship that you need to perform in to make sure you get your results.”