It’s frequent enough that the attention of supporters can be divided across different games on the same day. This coming Sunday, however, Mayo fans will have their eyes on four separate locations, with teams from the county in action in games contested across three provinces, two of which are All-Ireland deciders.
You can slice and dice the four games in different ways: two club and two county; three football and one hurling; three involving the men and one the women; two throwing in at 1.30pm and the other two at 2pm.
Let’s use the latter delineation, which also splits the matches between club and county. Both of the club games, which throw in at 1.30pm, are All-Ireland finals.
Castlebar Mitchels are contesting the LGFA All-Ireland Intermediate Championship final against St Sylvester’s of Dublin. This game is fixed for Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, and tickets for it are available here.
At the same time, this time at Croke Park, the footballers of Kilmeena are set to take on Gneeveguilla of Kerry in the All-Ireland Junior club football Championship final. Tickets for this game are available here and the match will also be streamed live by TG4 on their YouTube channel (here). From what I can see, this is the only one of the four Mayo-related matches that’ll be streamed live on Sunday.
At 2pm the Senior footballers are, of course, in NFL Division One action against Monaghan at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. If you’re planning on going to that one and aren’t a season ticket holder you can get match tickets at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets and also from here.
The only one of the four matches to be played on home turf is the one involving the county’s hurlers. They open their NHL Division 2B campaign with a Round 1 match against Wicklow at James Stephens Park in Ballina. Tickets for that game are available here.
Midwest Radio will have live commentary of the match in Clones, with score updates from the other ones. For those Patreon club members who won’t be able to make it to St Tiernach’s Park, the Discord in-game messaging chat with some of the podcast team will be going hammer and tongs once again so you’ll be able to follow the action there on the day.
The very best of luck to all four teams from Mayo in action this weekend.