Fixture details for our All-Ireland SFC group stage Round 2 match against Louth have today been confirmed. What will be only our second ever Championship meeting with the Wee County has been fixed for Hastings Insurance MacHale Park on Sunday, 4th June. Throw-in will be 2pm and the match will be broadcast live on RTÉ.
There’s still no word on when or, indeed, where our Round 3 meeting with Cork will take place. There’s obviously no good reason why the GAA hasn’t yet confirmed details for this game and supporters would clearly like to be able to plan ahead.
Why the GAA is releasing fixtures in this piecemeal fashion, just one round at a time, is beyond me. If their aim is to get up everyone’s goat, you’d have to say they’re making a good fist of it.
Anyway, we now know when the Louth game is on so at least supporters’ plans for that weekend, for a game that’s likely to draw a bumper crowd to Castlebar, can start to be firmed up.