Mayo star scores an outrageous total of 1-17 in Chicago championship game 1 week ago

Mayo star scores an outrageous total of 1-17 in Chicago championship game

He hit 1-07 from play.

Mayo have been crying out for an inside forward, especially as Ryan O'Donoghue and Tommy Conroy were absent through injuries.

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The return of Cillian O'Connor seemed to come a little too soon and he struggled to find match fitness, so James Horan's team found it difficult to get scores.

Someone who could have been the answer, and was sitting on the bench for the Connacht side all season was Paul Towey, who made the decision to move to the USA and play for Chicago's John McBrides this summer.

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Up against a star-studded Chicago Parnell's side, that featured players like Conor Meyler, Michael McKernan, Ryan Johnston, Rian O'Neill, Connaire Mackin, Barry O'Hagan, Ceilum Doherty and Dylan Ward.

McBrides took a little slice of Mayo with them boasting a panel that includes Towey, Eoghan McLoughlin, Matthew Ruane, Jack Carney, Fionn McDonagh and Enda Hession featured for John McBrides.

What makes the Towey's performance even more spectacular was the fact that he was even marked by Tyrone All-Star Michael McKernan for periods of the game.

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With 1-07 kicked from play, nine from frees and one mark, the Charlestown man is making himself very hard to ignore for whoever will be taking the Mayo job in the coming weeks.

Incredibly, this impressive haul of scores wasn't actually enough to get his side over the line, and Parnell's secured their victory, with special thanks to Armagh's Rian O'Neill who kicked 1-07 himself.

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The Chicago SFC final takes place next weekend.