Well there is great excitement across the county as the Mayo senior football team bids to end the long famine for All-Ireland glory.


Throw-in at Croke Park is at 5pm this evening, as James Horan’s side look to stop Dublin achieving 6 consecutive titles in-a-row.


The North Mayo football heartland of Crossmolina has much to be excited for in this encounter, with Deel Rovers clubman Conor Loftus named to start in midfield for the big game.


Conor is the grandnephew of the great Mick Loftus, who won an All-Ireland with Mayo in 1951 as a non-playing substitute.


In retirement from playing, Dr. Mick Loftus became a referee at club and county level, taking charge of the All-Ireland finals in 1965 and 1968.


He also served as chairman of the Connacht Council and the Centenary Committee before serving as President of the GAA from 1985 until 1988.


The All-Ireland winner and his granddaughter Rosanna Loftus joined Midwest News to look ahead to the final.

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