The matches are coming thick and fast right now. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Connacht SFC semi-final against Leitrim at MacHale Park, the focus switches to Tuam tomorrow evening. It’s there, at St Jarlath’s Park (to give it its infrequently used formal name), that we take on Galway in the Connacht U20 Championship semi-final.
The game throws in at 7pm tomorrow evening. It’s being streamed live by Connacht GAA (€10 pay-per-view, link for that here), with Midwest also providing live radio commentary on the match.
I can’t say much more in the way of previewing the game, as I’m not sufficiently up to speed on either panel. Galway can, I know, call on once again this year the bulk of the playing personnel from last year’s All-Ireland winning team, though they have lost a few of these – notably Paul Kelly – due to their involvement with the Seniors.
This means that the home team go into this knockout tie as favourites. They’ll also be aiming for a third straight Connacht Championship victory over us at this level.
If you haven’t listened to it yet, we previewed this U20 fixture in the Leitrim preview episode of the Mayo News podcast, the SoundCloud link for which is here (the U20 preview segment starts at 47:40). As we’ll be recording the Leitrim review episode after the game has been played tomorrow evening we’ll be able to review the U20 match then as well, with that podcast episode going online on Wednesday.
The best of luck to Maurice Sheridan and his U20 charges in tomorrow evening’s big game.