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Social Media Reaction – Frustration for Derry men

Derry’s Emmett McGuckin wrestles with Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor during Saturday’s match

Derry suffered a frustrating time on Saturday when they lost their round two qualifier game against Mayo, 2-21 to 1-13.

The game was frustrating because Derry looked like the better team for long stretches, and they failed to punish Mayo’s poor shooting at MacHale Park.

On Social media, Ben McKinless came in for some criticism for his performance after a few of his short kickouts gifted Mayo easy scores, however men like Chris KerrΒ  the Antrim goalkeeper were quick to defend the Derry net minder, who had actually pulled off a few brilliant saves.

Mayo fans were delighted with the performance of Aidan O’Shea who was their main ball winner.

They missed a horrible amounts of scores, 18 in all, and a good few dropped short as well. However, their ability to push up on Derry pressured the Oak Leafers to turn the ball over, and give away possession.

At half time Derry led by 0-8 to 0-7, with ten minutes to go they were 0-12 to 0-10 ahead. Then substituted Conor Loftus crashed the ball to the net. Derry looked beat, but a speculative ball by Carlus McWilliams was palmed to the net by Mark Lynch. James Kielt had a chance to score the winner in injury time but the angle was too difficult, and the game went to extra time.

Mayo were much better during the additional period of play, and forged ahead comfortably as Derry couldn’t keep up.

Here’s what the fans said on social media:

 

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