The difference between Berno & Andy is Mayo are so reliant on a 34 year old that he had to play big minutes this year .They are short of forwards , we are not . Berno won’t get the game time now with the emergence of Con & a rejuvinated Mannion . Connolly will be fresh next year with Vincent’s out .Cormac will be back too after his injury plagued year . You then have Rock Kilkenny & Andrews . O’Gara , Flynn, Kev & Berno vieing for minutes off the bench .
We are blessed ATM & you might have another forward come through from the O’Byrne Cup & League
This was what Mayo had come off the bench in comparison in AI final .
Diarmuid O’Connor for Seamus O’Shea (50), Stephen Coen for Colm Boyle (55), Conor Loftus for Andy Moran (63), David Drake for Jason Doherty (70), Danny Kirby for Kevin McLoughlin (74), Ger Cafferkey for Keith Higgins (75)
Their bench is dreadful forward wise apart from Loftus & the younger O’Connor .