The GAA have now confirmed fixture details for our Round 3A qualifier meeting with Clare. The match will take place at Cusack Park in Ennis next Saturday (8th July) and throw-in has been set for 5pm that evening.
As most of you know, Cusack Park is a small enough ground, with capacity no higher than 15,000. Tickets for the game shouldn’t really be an issue – the fact that Clare play Cork in the Munster hurling final the following afternoon at Thurles might dampen the home interest in the fixture somewhat, though pushing in the other direction will be the novelty factor of a first football championship clash between the counties – but it’d be safer to get them sorted sooner rather than later.
While I have your attention, I may as well let you know that the usual Monday edition of the Mayo News football podcast will appear a little later than normal today. Because the Mayo GAA story is a developing one today, this edition has been held back to enable inclusion of some discussion on this morning’s qualifier draw. The podcast will be available to listen to later on this evening – stay tuned for it then.