Five-in-a-row is special, says O'Shea

July 19, 2015

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea celebrates scoring one of his three goals.

Aidan O'Shea was savouring Mayo's first five-in-a-row of Connacht SFC titles in over a century after their 25-point drubbing of Sligo.

The Breaffy powerhouse scored 3-4 in a man of the match display as Mayo won five successive provincial titles for the first time since 1906-10.

"It means a lot," he told RTE.

"It hasn't been done by a Mayo team for a long, long time - I think (not) since the early 1900s. So regardless of what people think, it means an awful lot to the team and squad. We've put in five hard years and to make it five-in-a-row, it is special to be fair."

O'Shea was delighted with Mayo's blistering start.

"The rub of the green went with us. In the few couple of minutes, we got a few goals. They were trying a few short kick-outs and I suppose we pressurised them well and we got the rewards early on," he added. 

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