Mayo’s new-look forward line impressed the RTÉ’s League Sunday analysts with Fionn McDonagh in particular grabbing the attention in their 2-13 to 0-10 win over Tyrone in Omagh.
Brian Reape, Ciaran Treacy and Fionn McDonagh are some of the faces chosen by James Horan to revitalise their attack and it has paid dividends so far.
Sean Cavanagh praised McDonagh in particular.
The RTÉ GAA analyst said: "Last year there was Conor Loftus but today their wing-forwards, Ciaran Treacy and in particular Fionn McDonagh were really excellent.
"The strong running of Treacy, who we believe has an athletics background really showed. But boy he can finish as well.
"Fionn McDonagh was in my opinion man of the match. He’s a two-footed, strong, rangey player. He looks to be a real find for Mayo.
"He was the best player on display today and finishing with 1-03 from play in Omagh really impressed me."
Tyrone had a bad day at the office and the lack of a sweeper looked to play a part on the ease in which Mayo scored.
However, Ciaran Whelan was quick to say Horan’s men showed ingenuity.
It was the best we’ve seen from any team in the league so far. From a Mayo perspective they will be really happy that they were solid defensively, attacking from deep,
"Keith Higgins looked sharp, Lee Keegan looked sharp, Paddy Durcan looked sharp, they were coming from deep and the best thing was the cohesion in the forward line.
"They had second phase runners, winning the ball and getting guys coming through kicking scores."
"It was the best we’ve seen from any team in the league so far."— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) February 3, 2019
Mayo certainly impressive today. @rte2 now. pic.twitter.com/zataAcR2CV