Round 2 of the club Championships takes place this weekend, as the pace quickens in the hunt for the Moclair, Sweeney and McDonnell Cups.
In the Senior Championship there are a number of tasty encounters on offer for punters. If it’s a local derby you’re after then the meeting of Balla and Breaffy – who both lost in Round 1 – would fit the bill nicely. So too would the clash between Garrymore and The Neale, who also are both waiting to get off the mark in this campaign.
Tie of the round could, though, be the contest at Clogher between Ballintubber and Belmullet. With most of the chatter so far concentrating on Westport, Knockmore, Castlebar Mitchels and Ballina Stephenites, these two both started with opening round victories and whoever wins this one will have real momentum as the knockout stage approaches.
By the way, if anyone hasn’t yet seen it, Mike Finnerty’s piece with Ballintubber’s Jason Gibbons in this week’s Mayo News is worth a look. That’s here.
Full details on all the Round 2 fixtures this coming weekend are here.
The link for match tickets for all these games is here.
Mayo GAA TV are covering four matches this weekend. On Friday evening they’re streaming the Garrymore v The Neale game, on Saturday they’ve got the IFC meeting of Bohola Moy Davitts and Crossmolina followed by the Charlestown/Claremorris SFC match, while on Sunday they’re showing the Ballina Stephenites v Mayo Gaels encounter. The link for that is here.
Finally, speaking of Claremorris, podcast club members may already have heard our latest show, which features Conor Diskin. A highly talented attacker who has featured at county level, Conor is this week undergoing surgery for a ruptured ACL while all the while continuing to cope with grief following his recent desperately sad loss. This is a highly recommended listen and you’ll find it on Patreon here.