The social highlight of the club season within the county is the annual Club Stars bash and the date has now been fixed for this year’s event. That date is Saturday, 8th December and the venue, as usual, will be Knockranny House Hotel in Westport. This year’s Club Stars event is being produced in association with the Mayo News, AIB and O’Neills, along with charity partner the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.
Central to the Club Stars event every year is the announcement of the Team of the Year and the 2018 nominations will be revealed in the Mayo News next Tuesday. Seeing as I got to see some club football myself this year, I’ll be doing a bit on those nominations here on the blog after the announcement is made.
The Club Stars event this year also provides us with the ideal end-point for our club championship series on the Mayo News football podcast. We’re still sorting out precise details on this but the rough outline at this stage is that we’ll do a podcast episode in advance of the event looking at the nominations and then do another one afterwards, where we’ll be reviewing the Team of the Year and speaking with a few of the winners at the event.
Tickets for the Club Stars event will be going on sale soon and I’ll provide an update here when that happens.