WHILE MOST COMMENTATORS managed to write Mayo off as soon as they qualified for this afternoon’s All Ireland semi-final, Dublin midfielder Michael Darragh MacAuley is taking nothing for granted.
“We need to put in a performance to get the win, it’s as simple as that.” MDMA tells TV3 here, “Especially how good this Mayo team is, they showed it down in Castlebar – they annihilated us down there. Everything’s gonna have to go right for us on the day.”
Dublin have reached this point of the competition at something of a stutter. While they have impressed, their performances have been underwhlming compared to the run which brought All Ireland success 12 months ago. MacAuley feels that the problem is a minor timing issue in the forward line. A problem we may see ironed out this afternoon.
“I think we’ve had some good performances, but up front we haven’t’ clicked a lot of the time. A lot of the time – if a score had gone over or if we had taken a better option – we might have been able to get a run on teams, but it just hasn’t worked out for us so far. We’re still waiting for that perfect performance.”