Aidan O'Shea savours 'sweet' victory for Mayo against Donegal as they avenge All-Ireland final defeat

Updated: Monday, 05 Aug 2013 11:25 | Comments

Aidan O'Shea helped Mayo win the midfield battle against Donegal
Aidan O'Shea helped Mayo win the midfield battle against Donegal

Man of the match Aidan O'Shea hailed Mayo's win over Donegal as "sweet" but wants even more from the Connacht champions in their pursuit of the All-Ireland crown.

Mayo disposed of Donegal with the performance of the Championship so far, scoring a mammoth 4-17 to 1-10 and left the Tir Chonaill men in a state of disbelief in Croke Park as they surrendered the title.

O'Shea's domination of midfield and relentless energy was one of the highlights of a spectacular showing by Mayo.

He told RTÉ Sport: "It is a sweet win but it is only a quarter-final.

"We are only in August and we want to be there at the end of September.

"There is a massive game against Tyrone coming up, we will go back and look at the tape. There is definitely ways of improving on that performance again.

"We missed a few goal chances and we were slack in the last 20 minutes. It is something we have to work on. We are looking to try and get a complete performance in.

"I don't think we got that today. We were very, very good for the first 20 minutes and it set us up for a good win."

The midfielder was sent off in the final minutes for a second yellow card after a high challenge but will not reflect too much on the dismissal.

"I don't think it was a yellow card," he stated.

"I felt he (Joe McQuillan) was a bit trigger happy with the yellow early on but he is there to make decisions.

"Thankfully I will not be suspended for the next game and we will just get on with it."

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