On the score board this looked a comfortable win for Mayo. But let’s be honest here, and this isn’t sour grapes, quite simply Fermanagh were robbed.
Fermanagh’s reward for seeing off Wexford in the first round of the qualifiers is a glamour tie against first division opposition.
It’ll be a while before Ryan Treacy forgets cresting the second fence at the Galway Plate on Foildubh last July.
Erne Gaels referee Niall Cullen took charge of his first national final on Saturday, officiating as Offaly surprised Longford to take the NFL Division 4 title.
Following some strong performances on Irish rowing machine testing at Limerick, the top rowers from all over Ireland now had their chance to show their speed on the water.
Having beating red hot favourites Cushendall last December to land the club’s first ever Ulster club SHC title, you could say that Portaferry know a thing or two about upsetting the odds.
After suffering two disappointing defeats and then have the turmoil of an internal bust up that saw the departure of prominent players, Fermanagh couldn’t have made the lengthy trip to Limerick last Sunday in particularly buoyant mood.