Mayo not at their best but 'moving in the right direction', says Rochford

09 July 2017

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford.
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Relief was the overriding emotion for Mayo manager Stephen Rochford following yesterday's seven point All-Ireland SFC qualifier success over Clare.

Rochford's side overturned a two point half-time deficit to prevail on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-13 and, speaking to RTE Sport afterwards, the winning manager commented: “When you are coming through the qualifiers there is a certain amount of relief.

“We weren’t anywhere near where we wanted to be in the first half, but thankfully we only went in at half-time two points down and we were probably lucky to be only two points down.

“We set ourselves a target of getting the first score [in the second half] and from there we kicked on and we got a goal at a real early part of that third quarter, and I think that ignited that second half performance.

“I think you saw more of what we’re about in the second half. I don’t think we were at our best but I think we are moving in the right direction.”

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