Once again it’s time to start thinking about the weekend to come and the Championship games that are set to be contested.
The hurlers have this one off, as their Rackard Cup semi-final isn’t scheduled to take place until Saturday week (14th November). In that game, by the way, they’ll face either Leitrim or Longford, with those two set to face each other this coming Saturday.
In ladies football, the county makes its opening Championship appearance of the year this coming weekend. Like the men last weekend, the womens’ game on Saturday takes place at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon where they’ll face Tyrone. Throw-in there is at 1pm.
Tyrone were beaten by Armagh in the opening match in Group 4 last weekend and so that 6-16 to 3-13 reversal makes this a must-win tie for them. For us, the aim will be to start the campaign on a positive note with an opening win.
As far as I know, the game will be streamed live but I’ve done an online search about this just now and I’ve drawn a blank. If I get any information on live streaming for this match, I’ll post details here.
On Sunday, meanwhile, the lads are back in action, this time in the Connacht SFC semi-final. Their opponents are the defending provincial champions Roscommon and the match at Dr Hyde Park throws in at 1.30pm.
This game is being broadcast live on RTÉ2 and Meath’s David Gough is the ref for it.
It’s way too early in the week, of course, for team details or anything like that but there’s plenty of time for that between now and Sunday. Time too to run the rule over the Rossies and for a Mayo News football podcast episode previewing the big game. Stay tuned for all that.