Putting to right the below-par performance against Tyrone was foremost in Mayo's minds for their Allianz Football League Division 1 clash against Monaghan, says Aidan O'Shea.

Three weeks ago the westerners left their shooting boots home in what was sloppy display against Mickey Harte's men, who were full value for their four-point success. 

"We didn’t play well and we weren’t the Mayo we know we can be," was O'Shea's reflections on Mayo's last outing when speaking to RTÉ Sport.

"We wanted to put that right today and we achieved that," he added.

The westerners ran out 3-15 to 0-11 winners at McHale Park in a match where Monaghan had two players sent off.

O'Shea helped himself to a second-half goal - the first of Mayo's three green flags - a score he felt put his side firmly in the driving seat after a tight opening 35 minutes. 

"I thought we played well in the first half but didn’t put it on the scoreboard. I had a goal chance myself, so did a few others," said the Breaffy clubman.

"The turning point was Stephen Gollogly getting sent off. It gave us a chance to re-group at half-time and use the extra-man to our advantage.

"In fairness Monaghan came out well in the second half. Darren Hughes came on and made a big difference. But our first goal was a momentum-changer for us at the right time,

"In the second half we were a lot more clinical and you can see that from the three goals we got." 

Mayo joint-manager Pat Hlmes felt that the three-week break since the Tyrone gave his side a chance to work on their fitness levels.

"We worked hard in that time and we knew coming in today that we were at a better fitness level than we were against Tyrone," he said.