We’re just a month out from our Connacht Championship meeting with Galway and, after months of uncertainty, it’s now looking like the big match will be played on the newly redeveloped pitch at MacHale Park.
Michael Gallagher has a piece on this in the Mayo News this week (here) where it’s reported that everything is looking “good to go” for 24th April. The fine weather appears to have helped greatly in this respect and, if the image above and the drone footage below are anything to go by, the pitch looks to be in great condition at the present time:
‘The grass far away is greener’ Well not anymore!! @HastMacHalePark is looking fabulous after the fine spell of weather and the new surface is in immaculate condition— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) March 25, 2022
#mayogaa #bringongalway #HastMacHalePark
Drone Credit: David Beattie pic.twitter.com/B3AbvGafJr
The final decision on the venue for the game next month is one for Connacht GAA to take. In that piece linked above, Connacht GAA Secretary John Prenty says that the provincial Council expect to receive a report on the readiness of MacHale Park “in the coming days” and, arising from this, to make a decision on the venue “within the next week.”
By the sounds of that, we’ll know very soon where we’ll be heading to for the Galway game but all the indications now appear to suggest strongly that it’ll be contested at MacHale Park.