It’d be a bit OTT, I know, to go full-on The Day Before The Game about tomorrow’s FBD semi-final between ourselves and the neighbours. It’s still only mid-January and it’s only the FBD, even if the exchanges in the comments from opposing supporters have bordered on the tetchy over the last 24 hours.
The match has attracted a bit of media attention. RTÉ have a piece (here) with Galway’s Ian Burke, Galway Bay FM have an article which gives a handy list of all clashes between the two counties over the last decade (here), while the GAA website has an interview piece with Maurice Sheridan (here).
With the benign weather continuing and a tasty contest in prospect, there should be a decent-sized crowd at Tuam tomorrow. Sadly, I won’t be among them, as I’ve a family event up here tonight and I don’t expect to be in a fit state to go driving across the country tomorrow.
That means there’ll be no post-game audio from me tomorrow but I do intend to listen in to the match on the radio so I’ll have a report up on it later on. Rob and the lads will be in Tuam – fresh from the Club Stars event tonight – so there’ll be a podcast episode on Monday as well. Work pressure at my end is, though, likely to mean that the usual Monday match reports piece will only appear later in the day, if at all.
Right, that’s it for now. Enjoy the game if you’re heading to it and best of luck to James and the lads.