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I get all the sudden interest in what’s happening at minor level but I have to admit that my focus right now remains squarely on the seniors. So much so that thanks to some nifty navigation on the diary front and thanks too in no small measure to an unfailingly understanding spouse, I’m now gearing up for a day return trip to Castlebar to be at the match against Kerry tomorrow afternoon. Nothing beats being there and all that.
This is a big match and a significant test for Stephen Rochford and his team. Both sides are hungry for the League points on offer and, having come through tough encounters last Sunday, both will be keen to keep their good runs going.
It’s also the first meaningful clash with Kerry since 2014 and all that. I know we met in the first round of the League last year but they were only just back off their holidays and weren’t tuned in to any significant degree that day. We can expect a very different and more profound examination from them tomorrow and so it’d be extremely sweet were we to give them the most difficult afternoon we possibly can.
I’ll be travelling west in the morning with a fair bit of hope and a good deal of confidence in our ability to do the business at MacHale Park. I see that 80% of you in the poll reckon we’ll do it and I think we will too, though I’m expecting it to be tense and tight.
Because I’ll be there I’ll be doing the usual post-match audio and will then stick up the MOTM poll before hitting the road back to Dublin. I’m flying solo, though, so it’ll be later on tomorrow night before the match report will be posted.
Here’s to plenty of noise and colour at Castlebar tomorrow and the right result as well. Up Mayo!