The GAA is facing more sporting competition than normal this summer and perhaps it’s with this in mind that the coming weekend has been earmarked for county teams to open their doors to the general populace, enabling supporters to get up close and personal with the lads on the field. The Mayo version of this nationwide jamboree is set for this coming Friday (11th May) at McHale Park with a 6.30pm throw-in.
All manner of fun and games have been planned for the evening. As well as being able to rub shoulders with the players and backroom team, there’ll be face painting, jersey signing, music, the opportunity to have your GAA skills assessed by the county coaches and the chance to have a right good nose around the McHale Park facilities. Elverys will also be there if you want to stock up on any replica gear while you’re in the mood.
The evening gets underway with press and media stuff at 6.30pm while the ordinary folk will get in on the action at 7.15pm. Then there’s a squad training session at 8pm which everyone is welcome to watch from the comfort of the stand. Full details on the evening are available here.