Photo: Bryan Sweeney (via Joe.ie)
There’s still over two weeks to go to the final – sure, the hurling decider has to be played yet – but it’s all inexorably sliding towards the mental end of the spectrum, as that classic photo above amply demonstrates. If that suggests our cause is going global then this video of a slightly different rendition of the famous Sawdoctors’ song underlines the point still further:
Closer to home but still abroad, there’s a pre-final event taking place in London on September 15th (throw-in 6pm) which is being held under the auspices of Cáirde Mhaigheo London at the Oxford Arms, 265 Camden High Street. This is a race night event at which there’ll be chances to win All-Ireland tickets and there’s a further opportunity to get your hands on a ticket if you like or share or leave a comment (saying why you should win a ticket) on the Cáirde Mhaigheo London Facebook page – here.
Staying with tickets, there’s a good piece by Daniel Carey in this week’s Mayo News summarising what was decided about arrangements for tickets and stuff, including the post-match banquet at Citywest, at the County Board meeting on Monday night. This report also mentions two other fundraisers – the first is a dance at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris this coming Sunday (8th September) and an ‘Up For The Match’ event in association with Midwest Radio that’ll be held on Thursday, 19th September in the TF in Castlebar. That’s all the info I have on either of these events.
Finally, back to the musical side of things, this All-Ireland final song – entitled This Is Our Year – which was written by Nicole Gannon and is performed by Nicole and Elisha Gannon, was put up on YouTube earlier this evening. I think it’s rather catchy – have a listen yourself:
Video: Nicole Gannon (via YouTube)