I meant to do this last night but there’s still time ahead of throw-in to wish Castlebar Mitchels all the best in today’s All-Ireland club final against Ballyboden St Enda’s at Croke Park. It’s a cracking St Patrick’s Day weather-wise up here in the capital – nice and sunny, if a bit on the chilly side – and I’m looking forward to strolling down to HQ later on to lend my voice in support of the Mitchels’ quest to land the Andy Merrigan Cup.
Two years ago, local club loyalties meant that I was in the opposing camp when Castlebar last contested the final. Happily, though, no such constraints apply today and I really hope that Mitchels do the business this time. Depending on the mood afterwards, I might even rise to a post-match audio and I’ll pen a piece here on the match later on this evening too.
If Mitchels do manage to land the spoils today, it’ll be two All-Ireland titles captured by teams from the county in two days. Yesterday St Joseph’s Community School, Charlestown, won the All-Ireland Post Primary B title, beating Dublin opposition in the form of Gaelcholaiste Reachrann. It’d be great if Castlebar were to follow this up by landing the Merrigan Cup this aftenoon. The best of luck to them in their endeavours.