It was no real surprise when earlier on today it was confirmed that the LGFA SFC All-Ireland semi-final between ourselves and Dublin will feature as the curtain-raiser to the men’s All-Ireland semi-final featuring the same two counties at Croke Park on Saturday week.
The women’s semi-final has been fixed for 3.45pm that afternoon and the men’s game throws in at 6pm. The ladies’ match will be broadcast live on TG4 and the men’s semi-final will be shown live on RTÉ as well as on Sky Sports.
Those of you attached to clubs in Mayo, as well as in Dublin (as I am myself), should by now have received some sort of notification about ticket allocations and methods of distribution. For all of us, though, it’s a case of pot luck – they’d have filled the place to capacity for this game so it doesn’t take an advanced qualification in economics to conclude that the demand for tickets will far exceed supply for this one.