Mayo won't fear Dublin – Moran
THREE teams remain in the All-Ireland championship, and few men are in better position to comment on them than former Donegal and Mayo manager Mickey Moran.
The Derry man was in charge of the Connacht champions the last time they met Dublin in the All-Ireland series, and he master-minded a sensational victory that earned them a place in the 2006 All-Ireland final.
The side would convincingly lose to Kerry in the final, but Moran believes that the current crop are more than capable of reaching another decider as Mayo and Dublin meet at the semi-final stage once again, six years on.
“Mayo will have no respect for Dublin, and I mean that in the nicest of ways,” said Moran. “James Horan has instilled a new work ethic in the team. They have a collective focus now and the team comes first.
“Like Donegal, they have some very natural footballers, but the county maybe suffered a little with inconsistency in the later stages of All-Irelands.
“People talk about them losing two All-Irelands, but they must have been a great team to get there. It’s very easy for people to call them chokers, but they weren’t the ones out on the pitch giving their all.”
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