We started this League campaign in the worst possible way with that thumping we endured down in Cork on the final weekend in January but this afternoon at MacHale Park we have the chance to end it on a positive note. We haven’t yet won at home in the 2016 NFL so today against already-relegated Down presents us with the perfect opportunity to do so. And after the U21s’ stirring triumph over Roscommon last night, another win today would certainly cap the weekend off nicely.
Matters aren’t completely in our own hands today as regards retaining our place in Division One for next year. Depending on how results go elsewhere this afternoon we could win our own game and still get relegated or alternatively we could lose and still stay up.
The bottom line, though, is that we need to do as well as we can against Down and let matters elsewhere look after themselves. Chances are that a win today should be enough to keep us up and a win – as big a one as we can get – is what we need to make sure we get. I’ve every confidence in our ability to do this.
I won’t be there today to see it but will be following the action from behind the laptop and on the radio. As I’m not going to be there, there’ll be no post-match audio report from me on the game but I’ll have the Man of the Match poll up on the site shortly after the final whistle sounds at MacHale Park. There’ll also be a report (of sorts) up on the site a bit later on as well.
Safe travelling to everyone heading to the match and the best of luck to the lads as they aim to finish this League campaign on a high. Up Mayo!