Another cracking weekend of club football Championship action lies ahead over the Bank Holiday weekend. There are knockout quarter-final ties in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships and there are important relegation play-off ties down for decision as well.
Details of the full list of matches on this weekend are here.
If you’re planning on going to a game – and, sure, why wouldn’t you? – they’re all ticket-only fixtures. Details on purchasing tickets online are here.
Although I’m in Mayo at the minute myself, I’ll be back in the capital by the time the action starts at the weekend so, like many of you, I’ll be taking in the matches from afar. We’re all spoiled for choice in that regard.
RTÉ are broadcasting the two matches from the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence on Saturday, with the Westport v Ballina Stephenites game throwing in at 3pm and the Knockmore/Ballintubber match getting underway at 5pm. Coverage from Bekan starts on RTÉ 2 at 2.45pm.
I’ll have to record the first game as I’m umpiring at a Dublin SFC match that afternoon. It’s on the right side of town, though, so I should make it home in time for throw-in in the Knockmore/Ballintubber game. I’m licking my chomps at the prospect of that one.
On Sunday, Mayo GAA TV are streaming two matches. The Belmullet/Breaffy game at Ballina throws in at 1pm and the Garrymore/Castlebar Mitchels match at Claremorris gets going at 4pm. Details on subscribing to the Mayo GAA TV service are here.
The latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is the ideal way to get you into the mood for the feast of football action this weekend. Former Ballaghaderreen captain Stephen Drake is our special guest on this week’s episode and, having listened to it, I’d have to say I’m in agreement with the lads who have proclaimed that a new podcast star has been born. The episode is available to listen to on your platform of choice – here.