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Mayo manager James Horan hails his players

Updated: Monday, 05 Aug 2013 10:31 | Comments

James Horan: 'We had a lot of guys out there who were really hungry'
James Horan: 'We had a lot of guys out there who were really hungry'

Mayo manager James Horan lauded his players for their dispatchment of Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-finals at Croke Park on Sunday.

Mayo gained some revenge for defeat in last year's final to Jim McGuinness' men and did so in glorious fashion, winning by 16 points and playing some of the best football seen this year in the process.

Horan told RTÉ Sport: "We were extremely good today. We had an awful lot of guys that were outstanding and at the peak of their powers.

"They expressed it out on the field today and I'm delighted because I have known for a long time the standard of performance that they are capable of.

"They showed that for quite a big amount of that game today.

"I'm not going to deny it or box if off, we looked extremely good. We looked fit, we look strong. We ran through them today. They have a lot of injuries and were maybe tired after the games they played.

"A lot of the things you work on in training and hope to come true game day did for us today. Our skill execution was good, our running and timing and handling was good. We got through for a couple of early goals and that gave us a confidence surge and we took it on from there.

"We had a lot of guys out there who were really hungry. We're delighted with the win and looking forward to the next game."

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