Back in 2011, we made it to the All-Ireland semi-final for the first time in five years. It was in that year too that the inaugural Mayo GAA Blog pre-match meet-up at Bowe’s pub in Fleet Street took place.
The meet-ups have continued to take place – either before semi-finals or finals (or both) – in the years since then. They’ve always drawn a decent attendance of Mayo GAA supporters up in the capital on the eve of big matches involving us.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that pints in Bowe’s the night before a big match has become part of the fabric of the Mayo GAA experience for many people. As a result I’m happy to confirm that the next such gathering will take place this coming Saturday night (19th August) ahead of the All-Ireland semi-final match against Kerry.
Throw-in time for the match the following day is, of course, 3.30pm. Throw-in at Bowe’s this night week will be 9pm or thereabouts. If you fancy a bit of football-related chat with some like-minded souls then you could do worse than to drop by at some point that evening.