All-Ireland tickets and other stuff

We may not be in the All-Ireland final this year (although our house here in the capital has officially declared for the Dubs) but I’m sure there’ll be plenty out there who might be interested in getting a ticket or two for Croke Park on Sunday week. If you are, then you might want to give Club Mayo Dublin’s ticket raffle a whirl – they’ve got two stand tickets for the final to give away and tickets for the draw are priced at a tenner each. If you want to take part, you need to do so online – details here – and the draw for the tickets will be held on the evening of Thursday 15th at Jury’s Croke Park Hotel.

The same night, Kiltimagh GAA are hosting a table quiz in the Park Hotel, which is in support of the Mayo GAA Person of the Year. Throw-in for this event is set for 9pm and further details on it are here.

The latest issue of the Connacht GAA magazine Into the West has hit the streets and the pdf version of same is available here.

The Mayo News has reports about two storm-in-a-teacup controversies, which blew up within the county over the last few days. The first concerns the non-switching-on of the McHale Park lights last Thursday night during the second half of the minor hurling county final while the second relates to Crossmolina’s no-show in Ballintubber for a league match on Sunday.

In relation to the former, I think the quote from the PRO of the Mayo Hurling Board, Luke Fitzmaurice, to the effect that “requests were made to have the lights switched on when it became clear that darkness was closing in rapidly” kinda sums up what happened – fail to prepare, prepare to fail and all that.

In relation to the latter, it appears that, John Maughan’s army training notwithstanding, he sent his troops into battle at the wrong location but, even then, you’d wonder why the Cross lads couldn’t have been contacted on their mobiles to be given directions to where the match was actually being held.

3 thoughts on “All-Ireland tickets and other stuff

  1. Remember the auld “Review”? Forgotten already I bet…ah what harm. Here’s a quote that kinda shows the streamlined thinking post August 2011

    “Earlier, during the first half, I personally spoke to the County Board chairman (Paddy McNicholas) about the potential need for the lights to be switched on. He said it (daylight) was looking okay, that it would be fine.
    “We were very disappointed. There is no use in putting the blame on the Hurling Board. We don’t set the fixtures”. Quote from Mayo News. No explanation needed. .

  2. seems cross panel attended liam moffats wedding in killarney the day previous and asked for a postponement. tubber refused. the cross panel who showed up in b.tubber and not clogher was 1 car load, so it seems the ‘ confusion’ may have been an excuse. i’m sure john m’s version in mayo advertiser on fri will be interersting and somewhat creative

  3. Great win for Mayo to-day,now for the Dubs
    next Saturday. One Swallow does not make a Summer, but who knows, it may be our year,
    for Sam or a National League Title.
    The Sarsfields should have James Parsons
    on the Team, he could be the difference between
    winning or losing.
    Cathal Henry.

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