It’s a big weekend on the club front, with the semi-finals set to be decided in both the Senior and Intermediate Championships, while the relegation deciders at both levels will also be contested.
MacHale Park is where the action is concentrated, with double-header ties on tomorrow and again on Sunday. On both days, the IFC game is the curtain-raiser followed by the Senior semi-final.
Tomorrow evening the action gets going in Castlebar at 6pm, with Louisburgh taking on The Neale in the IFC semi-final. That’s followed at 7.30pm by the intriguing meeting of champions Ballintubber and fast-improving challengers Ballina Stephenites in the first of the weekend’s SFC semi-finals.
On Sunday, hostilities get going soon after last Mass as Ballyhaunis break bread with Burrishoole in the IFC semi-final at 1.30pm. The main event that day is the 3pm SFC semi-final meeting of Ballaghaderreen and Castlebar Mitchels.
While all eight clubs that are in action at MacHale Park this weekend will all be eyeing silverware, four others taking the field on Sunday have more elemental concerns to contend with. That’s because it’s relegation play-off final time at both Senior and Intermediate levels.
Both of these nervy last-chance-saloon clashes throw in at midday on Sunday. Claremorris is the venue for the SFC relegation avoider in which Hollymount/Carramore face Bohola Moy Davitts while The Neale is where a grim South Mayo struggle to avoid the drop from Intermediate to Junior will be contested by Ballinrobe and Shrule/Glencorrib.
Mayo GAA TV will be streaming both double-headers from MacHale Park and, as usual, you can buy daily €5 passes to watch the action. The link for the Saturday double-header is here and the one for Sunday is here.
Finally, the ladies club Championship final also takes place this weekend. Perennial top-dogs Carnacon face Moy Davitts in the LGFA decider at Swinford’s Amenity Park tomorrow, where throw-in is 4.30pm.
Best of luck to all the club teams in action over the weekend.