You might have noticed that the list of Mayo-related All-Ireland events put together by the Mayo News which I mentioned last night included a pre-match bash at the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra. This event will take place on the eve of the final at the hotel that’s set to be the nerve-centre of Mayo operations in the capital over the weekend – the post-match banquet will also be held there on Sunday night – and Mid West Radio will be broadcasting from there on the night. There’ll also be music and, I guess, the odd pint or two to be had at the event as well. I’m not sure what time the fun is set to get going there but I suppose it’ll be nine or a bit after. Admission to the event is €20.
Although Bowe’s has become the meeting place for friends of the blog over the last while, it seems sensible on this occasion to park that particular tradition and instead join in the fun and games that will be taking place in the Regency. To be honest, I’d say that most of us will – if the night prior to the semi-final was anything to go by – be aiming to keep our powder dry on Saturday night so that we’re all ready for the day after. And, one hopes, all the merriment that could be in store for us if things go our way at Croke Park.