Seeing as it’s Tuesday we’re officially no longer allowed to mope any more about Sunday’s result but are compelled instead to look ahead to the matches that are down for decision this coming weekend. And sure why shouldn’t we be looking to the future? It’s Hallowe’en so it must be a Championship weekend.
There’s Championship action on in both hurling and football this coming weekend and both matches will be available to view. The footballers’ Connacht SFC opener against Leitrim is being broadcast on TV while the hurlers’ Rackard Cup tie against Tyrone is being streamed online.
The hurlers take the field first this coming weekend, with their Rackard Cup Round 2A clash against Tyrone at Healy Park in Omagh taking place on Saturday (throw-in 2pm). Reading through this week’s Mayo News, by the way, I finally found out what appears to be the structure of this competition, as manager Derek Walsh is quoted as saying that a win on Saturday would guarantee us a home semi-final. There you have it.
The match is being streamed live on Saturday by Tyrone GAA TV, which you’ll find here.
On Sunday, our Connacht Championship quarter-final against Leitrim is being broadcast live on the RTÉ News Now channel. If you’re on Virgin Media the channel number is 200, while on Sky it’s 521. The News Now channel is also available on Saorview.
The LGFA Championship also gets going this coming weekend. We’re not in action then, however, as we have a bye in our three-team group for the first round. Our opening game is against Tyrone – yes, them again! – the weekend after.