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Mayo Advance To Meet Kerry In All-Ireland Semi-Final After Hammering Roscommon

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Mayo and Roscommon played their All-Ireland quarter-final replay this Monday as Stephen Rochford’s men progressed to a last four meeting with Kerry.

The game capped off a packed schedule at Croke Park over the weekend as the GAA season heads towards its September conclusion as Mayo secured a 4-19 to 0-09 victory in front of nearly 40,000 people.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have the early fireworks that we saw in the drawn game as Mayo flew out of the blocks into an early lead.

Aidan O’Shea dominated in midfield, particularly in the early stages as Mayo eased to victory.

It took the Connacht champions 21 minutes to get on the scoreboard – Enda Smith kicking a fine point to reduce the deficit to 0-6 to 0-1.

Kevin McStay’s men tried to get back into the game until Kevin McLoughlin and Andy Moran got goals 30 seconds apart to all but end the game as a contest 10 minutes before half time.

To add salt to the wounds, defender Keith Higgins sauntered up the field and scored a fantastic solo goal, Mayo now 13 points up – still in the first half.

Rochford’s men were too far ahead at the break and Roscommon were never going to pull them back.

It was a disappointing outing for Roscommon. After flying out of the blocks in the drawn game, where they scored two early goals, they let Mayo back into that game and never stood a chance in this replay.

Ten minutes into the second half, the O’Connor brothers combined to make it 4-10 to 0-5 – “a rout” according to Ger Canning on commentary.

After four one-sided quarter-finals, we are left with the top four teams in the country to battle it out for the Sam Maguire Cup.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.