The new year is finally with us and, with it, the focus turns forcefully in a forward direction. Last year was what it was, this year is a whole new one, replete with a fresh set of challenges and opportunities.
For the Mayo footballers the first challenge of 2024 – of sorts, as it’s only a pre-season kickabout in the Dome – comes this Sunday. (NOT Saturday as I claimed more than once on the Final Whistle pod recorded after the charity match the other day). London are the opponents for an FBD quarter-final encounter that afternoon, which throws is at Bekan at 1pm.
Tickets for Sunday’s game go on sale online at 3pm today and the link for the Universe platform is here.
Saturday’s charity game is sure to have whetted supporters’ appetites for live inter-county action so there’s likely to be a decent crowd under cover at the game on Sunday.
We’ll be recording our first Final Whistle podcast of 2024 at the Dome on Sunday, just over a week after recording our last one of 2023 at the same venue. It truly is the podcast that never sleeps.
So, for footballer players and supporters, as well as everyone else, it’s all about to start again. Here’s to another year of action, at a time of the year when we’re allowed slightly more fanciful dreams than normal. Happy New Year all.