Up Mayo

Right, it’s the biggest day of the year for Connacht GAA and the biggest one too for us at MacHale Park for a fair while. It’s been a long time since there was anything close to a capacity crowd at Castlebar and while it’s unlikely that the stewards will need to root out the ‘House Full’ signs today, it’d still make sense for anyone travelling to get there in good time.

That’s our plan, in any event, and once the hearty breakfast is on board we’ll be heading out the door and making the short trip over to Castlebar to get there in time for both the minor and senior finals. The sun is shining brightly here in the east of the county this morning and hopefully the day will stay that way.

There’s little more to say ahead of today’s action than to wish both Mayo teams all the best in their respective deciders. We can say all that we want about players, formations, tactics and all the rest from the comfort of being outside looking in but it’s the players and management who have to do the business on the day. That day is now – it’s their day to perform and it’s our day to support them to the hilt.

Safe travelling to all heading to Castlebar today. Here’s to silverware on the double this afternoon. Up Mayo!

10 thoughts on “Before

  1. same here WJ, getting the fry on board and then setting off early, rogermilla that would be just the job but sure we’ll see, anyway nothing beats being there, maigheo abú

  2. Fry had now and getting ready to hit the road. We’ll be there shortly after 11 to set up the flags and banners. Last call for everyone travelling to bring a flag AND wear your colours! Best of luck to both the minor and senior teams today. nothing beats a Connacht final day between Mayo & Galway! Safe travelling to everyone heading to McHale Park.

  3. Hear, hear, WJ. The very best of luck to the Minors and Seniors today. All we can do now is enjoy the day thats here and stand behind the lads from the first to the last whistles. They’ll ask no more from us.
    Come on Mayo!!!

  4. Hoping it’s a good game.
    In all honesty – Mayo should be too good for us.We’re not at the same level – not yet anyway.
    I heard yesterday that Joss Moore won’t be playing for Galway.Not sure if it’s true or not but that’s what I was told.
    He’ll definitely be a loss to us as we are weak in the corner back positions.
    As a Galway fan – it shows how far our stock has fallen when I’d be happy with just a semi decent performance in defeat.
    I’d never have said that up until this year.
    Anyhow we can always travel in some bit of hope I guess.
    Safe travels to all on the road to castlebar.
    Gaillimh Abu 🙂

  5. Best of luck to both of our teams today. A one point victory is enough if we can swing it so here’s hoping!!

  6. Best of luck to both mayo teams , hope they both reap the rewards of all the hard work over the last year, not just today. And no injuries to all the players

  7. Congratulations to Mayo on a 4 in a row . Had to watch on tv but it seems that we were pretty comfortable despite a much improved Galway display. Looks like we are pacing our run to Croker this year. delighted with the win but plenty to work on. Great stuff from minors as well just a great day to be from Mayo

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