Tonight’s a big one for the county’s U21s as they face Roscommon in the preliminary round of this year’s Connacht championship. The Rossies will – as they invariably are at this level – be tough opponents and as it’s the old-fashioned straight knockout format it’s sure to be hell for leather right from the throw-in.
Needless to say, I won’t be there but I’m still hoping to have a first-hand account on hostilities at MacHale Park at some stage later on tonight so watch out for that. I’m not sure if Midwest will be doing commentary on it (having looked at their website I think not) so, if you can’t make it to Castlebar, then the regular updates via Twitter from @MayoGAA might be as good as it gets on this occasion.
Best of luck to Niall Heffernan and his charges tonight – here’s hoping for an overdue change of fortune for us at U21 level. Up Mayo!