Another big assignment faces the county’s footballers tomorrow, this time in the shape of a trip to St Tiernach’s Park in Clones to face Monaghan. Throw-in is at the later time of 2.30pm.
Tomorrow’s game is our fourth match in this year’s Division One campaign. With three losses from three so far this year it’s high time we got off the mark, otherwise relegation from the top division – already a clear and present danger – will surely take on a palpable air of certainty.
There’s nothing easy about the test facing the lads tomorrow either. Monaghan, the reigning Ulster champions, are no soft touch and they’ll be no easier to grapple with than Donegal were last time out. After their narrow loss to Dublin last weekend, the Farney lads be keen to add to the four points they’ve already got as they seek to lock down their Division One place for next year.
Notwithstanding this, though, I’d be pretty optimistic about our chances tomorrow. We were slightly unlucky not to have got something out of our last two matches and if our performance levels improve on last weekend, we’ll be hard beaten. Hopefully this time we’ll do enough to claim the points.
I’m not going to be at the match tomorrow and with other stuff on during the day I’ll only be able to keep in touch sporadically with what’s happening in Clones. Because of this, the match report I’ll be doing afterwards will be briefer than usual but it’ll be interesting and I’m sure informative to hear what the rest of you will have to say about the game.
Here’s to positive thoughts afterwards. Here’s to the first points of the campaign. Up Mayo!
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