Dillon says 'positive' Mayo are up for qualifiers

July 30, 2008

Alan Dillon Mayo
Mayo star Alan Dillon says the prospect of makig it through to the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals has ensured the westerners have been able to re-focus following their provincial final woes. The Connacht side face Tyrone in the qualifiers on Saturday next and Dillon says they'll take the positives out of their provincial campaign on their journey to meet the O'Neill County crew. "Getting to an All-Ireland final thorugh the front door has over-shadowed getting beaten early in the back door," the Ballintubber forward opined. "This is the only way we have to do it, so the whole focus is on it this year compared to previous years, where we went into the qualifiers really deflated. "The team was very confident going into the Galway match and a lot of positives were taken from it. "While it's bitterly disappointing to be going down this road hopefully we can take this step forward and get back into the quarter-finals."

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