So it’s August and we’re still playing football. Today the attention switches away from the seniors and onto the county’s minors, who are in action in Tullamore this afternoon.
Every football match played in August is an all-or-nothing one and the challenge facing Enda Gilvarry and his charges at O’Connor Park this afternoon comes in the form of an All-Ireland quarter-final clash with newly-crowned Leinster champions Kildare. The match throws in at the Offaly venue at 2pm this afternoon.
Details of our team and subs for today are here. We’ve made three changes to the side beaten by Galway in the Connacht final, with Seán Kenny, Conor Stenson and Justin Healy replacing Cathal Horan, Ross Egan and Nathan McGee.
I’ve other stuff on up here today myself – where hopefully the rain will hold off for the bulk of the Bank Holiday – and so will only be following the action from Tullamore via the usual sources on the mobile. I’ll stitch together a match report of sorts on it, though, later on this evening.
Best of luck to the lads as they aim to secure a place in this year’s All-Ireland MFC semi-finals. Up Mayo!