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Will the curse of Mayo strike again or is Tyrone’s (somewhat shorter) wait to reclaim the Sam Maguire Cup set to continue? We’ll find out this weekend when the last two teams left standing in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship meet in Dublin.
Mayo, with 10 finals defeats since their last triumph in 1951, overcame defending champions Dublin after extra time in the first semi-final before Tyrone upset the odds (and overcame a huge Covid outbreak in the panel) to knock out Kerry.
Below you’ll find all the key information about the 2021 All-Ireland Football final, including Paddy Power’s latest odds and Aidan O’Mahony’s prediction.
Mayo v Tyrone Date
The 2021 All-Ireland Football final between Mayo and Tyrone will take place on Saturday September 11. It’s a bumper day of sport on the Emerald Isle with Leopardstown Racecourse hosting the first day of the Irish Champions Weekend as well.
Mayo v Tyrone Throw-In Time
The GAA have confirmed the 2021 All-Ireland Football final will have a throw-in time of 5pm, which leaves plenty of time to build up to the big match and watch the afternoon’s racing from Leopardstown. Lovely.
Mayo v Tyrone Venue
Croke Park will play host to the 2021 All-Ireland Football final, although Covid-19 restrictions mean the Dublin venue will only be at 50% capacity of 41,150.
Mayo v Tyrone TV Channel
If you aren’t one of the lucky people with a ticket to the game, you can watch the 2021 All-Ireland Football final on RTÉ Two and Sky Sports Arena.
Mayo v Tyrone Odds
Mayo v Tyrone Prediction
Gaelic Football legend Aidan O’Mahony has delivered his big prediction for your tipping pleasure.
Mayo bring a massive buzz to the GAA world because they never give in. As a neutral, you’d be heartbroken for them with all the finals they have lost, and you really just want them to get over the line at some stage to bring Sam Maguire back to Mayo for the first time since 1951. Despite all the knock-backs they’ve had, they just keep coming back and that’s the sign of a great team.
They are coming up against tough opposition in Tyrone though. The Red Hands have had their own big battles this season. They’ve had massive tests, against Donegal, Monaghan and Kerry to name a few. But, they’ve never flinched – even when Covid went through the damp recently. With players like Darragh Canavan, Cathal McShane now back available from injury, they also have a huge chance of winning the All-Ireland title for just the fourth time in their history.
I know first-hand how tough Tyrone can be in an All-Ireland final, but if ever there was a year for Mayo to finally win a final this is it. So, I’m backing them to do it on Saturday.
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