The lads aren’t the only ones starting their League campaign on Sunday, with the ladies also in action the same day, also against Cork. This is the other Cork/Mayo match that’s on that day, with this one – also a League Division One clash – taking place in Mallow (throw-in 2pm). It was the juxtaposition of this one with the more high profile game taking place at the same time in Páirc Uí Rinn that caused a bit of confusion earlier in the week about what match was taking place where.
In news that’s of huge relevance to the ladies’ game, it was announced earlier this morning (report here) that the legend that is Cora Staunton has decided to commit to yet another season with the county team. This, incredibly, will be Cora’s 22nd year of inter-county action, extending still further a stellar career that has bagged her four All-Ireland medals, ten All-Star awards and much, much more besides. More power to your elbow, Cora.
Back to the lads and, as we count down the hours till the first ever team announcement for a competitive match in the Stephen Rochford era, some more listening to keep you occupied. This comes in the form of the Mayo Advertiser National Football League preview podcast, in which Colm Gannon chews the fat with John Casey about the forthcoming spring campaign. I haven’t listened to it yet myself but plan to do so at some point before the day is out.