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.
Mayo looking very good (& they'll be well up for Kerry in semi-final), but Jaysus another disaster of a game 🙈🙈 #GAA
— Damian Stack (@damianstack) August 7, 2017
Roscommon defence not at home.
— Martin Kiely (@MartinKiely1) August 7, 2017
Mayo saying "don't forget about us" with this performance. Serious statement.
— Mark Gallagher (@bailemg) August 7, 2017
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.
Mayo look ruthless so far, the Rossies are struggling badly today
— Global Gaelic Games (@Global_GAA) August 7, 2017
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.
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) August 7, 2017
Mayo have been very good here but Roscommon have been absolutely awful #GAA
— Christopher Rafferty (@cr_1988) August 7, 2017
Embarrassing for Roscommon. Awful pity after last weekend #GAA
— Conor McKenna (@conormckenna98) August 7, 2017
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.
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) August 7, 2017
With all our talk of top three Mayo have turned up and now at last we WILL have two huge battles in the semis!!!!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🏐🏐
— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) August 7, 2017
The rossies are just awful today their makein mayo look unstoppable
— Adrian Conway (@Conway10Adrian) August 7, 2017
Are Mayo very good or are Roscommon very bad #mayvros
— Brian (@buzzerbmurfs) August 7, 2017
— Dave O'Grady (@DaveOGrady1) August 7, 2017
— Joe Healy (@JoeHealy707) August 7, 2017
First time in 2 years we have put a team away from any division with conviction .great to see, went for the jugular from early on #mayovros
— Michael Moyles (@mmoyles09) August 7, 2017
Poor Mayo fans. Yet again their team gives them a false hope of "this is our year" 😂😂 #MAYOvRos
— Jor (@Mrjohn2u) August 7, 2017