The pre-season stuff is over and done with, today marks the start of competitive action for us in 2018. We open our League Division One campaign this afternoon up at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones where throw-in is set for 2pm.
It’s a long way from the first match of the season to the biggest date in the GAA calendar, the one we all want to be part of once again. But as we know so well, in particular from last year and that incredible journey we went on, much of the joy of being a supporter is, well, supporting the team along every step of the way.
It’s a fair old trek to Clones for those of you making your way from the west to today’s game. From here in the capital it’s a good bit shorter but, then again, from up here our home matches involve a considerable amount of mileage. Location, location, location.
But every year when it’s time once again to hit the road I always feel that it’s the first sign that winter’s grasp is weakening. January is all but done, spring is once more on the way.
On the way too is plenty of football. Starting today against Monaghan where, hopefully, we can make a positive start to our 2018 NFL campaign.
See you all in Clones. Up Mayo.
PS: Thanks to Peadar for the new and improved match-day graphic.