The GAA have announced today that Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay will be reffed by Meath’s Cormac Reilly. He was, of course, the man in the middle for our quarter-final against Cork and, all things considered, we got a decent enough shake off him that day so I don’t think there should be any concern from our side about yet another match involving us being given to a Meath official.
As has already been pointed out in the comments, tickets are on sale for the replay on tickets.ie – here. These are for the uncovered stand and the terracing only, which begs the question about the 9,000 or so tickets that should be available for sale in the covered stand. I assume Cairde Mhaigheo members – and members of its Kerry equivalent – will be given first dibs at these but there’s no word yet on that and when I tried to contact the ticket office at MacHale Park a while back the number rang out.
UPDATE: The County Board has since tweeted the following:
We have been inundated with ticketing questions. Once we have all the ticket details for the replay we will post them here & on our website.
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) August 25, 2014
Also I meant to give a mention in the previous post to the Mayo News post-match podcast but completely forgot to – it’s available to listen to here.
Finally, RTÉ confirmed on Twitter a short while ago that they will be broadcasting the replay live on Saturday evening, with their programme getting underway at 4.40pm. I know there was a rumour doing the rounds that Sky had exclusive rights on the replay – which truly would have added insult to injury – but thankfully that isn’t the case.