By Keith Duggan
From the awful Nineteen Seventies, whilst Mayo didn't win even a provincial championship, to the soul-wrenching defeat opposed to Meath in 1996, let alone the numbing September losses to Kerry in recent times, Mayo supporters will be forgiven for considering that the gods take pleasure in toying with them. 5 All-Ireland-final losses sum up a latest interval of near-glory and supreme depression.
But for all that, there's an abiding beauty to Mayo soccer. they maintain urgent and feature by no means compromised the open, frequently flamboyant, sort of play for which the county has been celebrated, whereas the passionate Mayo public has stayed unswerving and loud in the course of the setbacks. within the wake of a season while cult hero John O'Mahony ultimately back to regulate his local county, award-winning sportswriter Keith Duggan provides an unforgettable account of Mayo's grand obsession.
House of Pain is an interesting, relocating booklet concerning the those that have placed their souls into the struggle for All-Ireland glory. jam-packed with memorable anecdotes and behind-the-scenes tales in regards to the quest for achievement, it's a tribute to those that refuse to be daunted by way of the truth that fifty years of making an attempt have introduced no redemption.