It was announced by Mayo GAA this morning that a Senior football challenge match between Mayo and Sligo is to take place on Monday, 2nd January. The match will be played at James Stephens Park in Ballina (throw-in 1pm) and is being held in conjunction with Mayo GAA’s charity partners Mindspace to help shine a spotlight on mental health issues.
Further details on the game, which include confirmation that it’ll be streamed live on Mayo GAA TV, are here. Match tickets, both to get to the game or watch it online, will be available at a later date.
This will, of course, be the first outing for the Mayo team under Kevin McStay’s management. With a likely FBD League clash with Galway at the Dome in the middle of next month followed by a National League first round meeting with the Tribesmen at MacHale Park at the end of next month, the return to inter-county action is finally drawing near. This planned New Year’s joust with the Yeats County should certainly whet appetites for what’s to come soon after.