We’re still basking – as JP so rightly noted this morning, like basking sharks basking in Keem Bay – in the warm after-glow of our Nestor Cup success at Croke Park yesterday but now, less than a week later, comes another chance for the county to claim silverware at GAA HQ.
This time it’s the hurlers, whose Nicky Rackard Cup decider against Tyrone has now been fixed for Croke Park this coming Saturday. Throw-in time at the big house is 1.30pm and the match is being shown live on TG4.
The Rackard Cup final is the curtain raiser for the Ulster football final, in which Tyrone take on Monaghan, so they’ll be guaranteed a fair bit of support in our match. It would be good, then, if we could muster a noisy following at Croke Park too. Tickets are on sale for Saturday but I’m afraid I can’t locate a link for this.
Sadly, I won’t be able to be there myself on Saturday. Other commitments this week will mean, ironically, that I’ll be on the road back from the west when the match is on but there’s no way I can get back in time for the early afternoon throw-in. Having been there when we last won this trophy in 2016, though, I can heartily recommend Rackard Cup final day as one worth getting to if your arrangements permit this.
The best of luck to Derek, Keith and the lads as they shoot for Rackard Cup success on Saturday.