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The Own Goals 2016

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Watched that match again on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBftNs6l3Ts

You have to really wonder about it. I have never heard of, let alone seen an own in GAA football, and then Mayo score 2 in 15 minutes in an All Ireland Final. With half an hour gone the greatest team of all time (we are told) had no scores on the board apart from the 2 own goals.

martinjoe (Mayo) - Posts: 431 - 15/07/2020 13:06:44    2284132

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Replying To martinjoe:  "Watched that match again on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBftNs6l3Ts

You have to really wonder about it. I have never heard of, let alone seen an own in GAA football, and then Mayo score 2 in 15 minutes in an All Ireland Final. With half an hour gone the greatest team of all time (we are told) had no scores on the board apart from the 2 own goals."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKGxvpCuBkU

martinjoe (Mayo) - Posts: 431 - 16/07/2020 09:53:01    2284185

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Replying To martinjoe:  "Watched that match again on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBftNs6l3Ts

You have to really wonder about it. I have never heard of, let alone seen an own in GAA football, and then Mayo score 2 in 15 minutes in an All Ireland Final. With half an hour gone the greatest team of all time (we are told) had no scores on the board apart from the 2 own goals."
We could've and should've so many times during the past decade. Every effort brought learning and huge determination by all of the players involved in the panels over that time to get the reward of an AI medal, yet here we and they are with some brilliant memories but no silverware. That said, I think the resolve of the county (players, management and even supporters) is in a different, healthier space compared to the decade before and but for a break here or there at least one title would have come our way. That first game in 2016 does stand out because Mayo that day were far superior to the Dubs only for the freakish to overthrow the scoreboard. In 2013, 2017 and the 2016 replay it came down to tight margins and we were undone by more human mistakes, misjudgements and an opposition who didn't break (like they did in 2014 against Donegal) and always seemed to have a bit more in reserve at the death, when these games were decided.

Now, even with most of the players potentially not past it, we are in transition. The disruption caused by covid may actually work in our favour in that regard, because it has disrupted everyone else to some extent, plus it might enable lads with injuries and high mileages to recharge. If we do get a championship before the year is out we might have as good a chance as any. The experience of so many backdoor knockout campaigns might also prove beneficial and then maybe all of those breaks which are supposed to even out over time will come good for us on a day in December! We still have hope...

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2203 - 17/07/2020 14:06:49    2284323

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Two own goals was bizzare and I don't think we will ever see it again but fact it we always seem to find a way not to win a final. 2017...Con marches through our defence and hits a goal, the first score of the game.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10347 - 22/07/2020 11:01:31    2284836

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Two own goals was bizzare and I don't think we will ever see it again but fact it we always seem to find a way not to win a final. 2017...Con marches through our defence and hits a goal, the first score of the game."
Crafty Con rode his luck for that goal Yew (should've been a touchdown) and last year's foul on Keegan turned the game. Good finishes maybe, but the break was not being pulled by the ref (the golden boy phenomenon). Both scores were crucial, especially 2017.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2203 - 22/07/2020 13:27:46    2284856

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