When all the usual debated are done, and dusted the game showed that if Mayo aren’t really in it, and it’s not the All-I, they don’t bust a gut to pull it back. This was also because Dublin put in a 73 minute effort.
Apart from Fenton, I was really impressed with MCauley, and he was more than just his most noted attributes, he passed really well, and his effort on goal was as good as anything any forward has done for us in the past year bar Mannion Vs Donegal, it forced a brilliant save. Enough has been said about Fenton, and Philly McMahon.
I think the scars of 2014 remain very visible in the way they play, someone mentioned not going for the shot more when it’s on, it’s clear to me since 2014 their mantra is all about maintaining control, and treating every part of every game virtually the same, no matter what’s going on, in that way they won’t ever get very loose or undisciplined whether they are several points up and flying it, or concede two quick goals and a couple of points, at any stage of the game, even the more “game-breaking” stages.
It makes a lot of sense to me. From such a structure comes consistency, and very solid teamwork that doesn’t break down no matter what