Hurlers heading for HQ

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While most of the attention has been focused in recent weeks on the exploits of the county’s footballers, the hurlers have been tipping along nicely as well. Next weekend it’s they who move centre-stage.

With wins recorded over Monaghan, Tyrone and Leitrim, Derek Walsh’s team have enjoyed an untroubled passage into the final of this year’s Nicky Rackard Cup. The county last tasted success at this level in 2016 at Croke Park and it’s back to HQ that the team are heading this coming Sunday for the decider against Donegal.

The Rackard Cup final forms part of a Croke Park double-header on Sunday, with our game throwing in at 1.30pm and the final of the Christy Ring Cup, involving Down and Kildare, getting going at 4pm.

Both matches are being streamed live by TG4 on their YouTube channel. Like I was able to do for the Leitrim game last weekend, this means I’ll run the live stream here on the site too. Hopefully this time the stream keeps going for the whole game.

I’ll have a bit more on the Rackard Cup final here on the blog ahead of Sunday.

8 thoughts on “Hurlers heading for HQ

  1. Best of luck to the Mayo hurlers next weekend, hopefully they’ll be able to bring another piece of silverware west of the Shannon! It was some progression from the first half to the second half against Leitrim, my Internet connection buffered early in the second half and I could hardly believe the full time score!

  2. It’s great for the delvelopment and exposure of Mayo Hurling to have our senior team play in Croke Park. It’ll be a proud day for those of us who love our Hurling in the County. It has been 4 years since our last outing in Croke Park and before that it was 12 years when we played in the Senior B final against Kildare. (Keith Higgins hurled for us that day). There are some very skilful hurlers playing in Mayo at the minute, playing on a good surface like Croke Park will suit this team. Best of luck to everyone involved.

  3. Best of luck to them. A great achievement for them to play a National final in Croker and a just reward for all who toil hard to promote hurling in Mayo.

  4. Good luck to Mayos hurlers in the Final.
    They could be the only county hurling team
    Bringing a Trophy across the Shannon this year.

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