I’d rather get Kerry to be honest. Beating them is always sweet, even if it carries the risk of being beaten by them, that’s just sport.
The thing is, you kinda know what Kerry will bring to a game. Sure, there will be a curveball in there, and management will have to plan a counter strategy, as well as a strategy of their own - but at the end of the day, Kerry consistently show up and nearly always put their best foot forward.
Mayo on the other hand, is a coin flip. They should have lost to Roscommon first day out, and then they come back and hammer them by 22 points. How the hell can anyone explain how that kind of turnaround can happen in 10 days? They weren’t replace by Cyborgs for the second encounter. They had their best player on the bench for the replay. I know the Rossies were atrocious, but not -22 atrocious.
No-one knows what Mayo team are going to turn up on any given day. I don’t think the team even know. More than anything else, it’s a lack of consistency that gets them in the end. They have to play that level of game again, at least twice more this year - I just don’t see that happening. Once maybe, not twice.