The GAA are obviously burning the midnight oil tonight – our quarter-final against Donegal has now been confirmed for next Sunday, 4th August, with a 4pm throw-in. The curtain-raiser at HQ that day will be the Kerry/Cavan quarter-final that throws in at 2pm. I kinda like that – having Kerry doing the warm-up act for us.
The minors’ quarter-final against Westmeath has also been confirmed for Bank Holiday Monday, 5th August, at O’Connor Park in Tullamore where throw-in will be at 2.15pm.
Because the seniors and the minors are both provincial champions, they will – should they both win their respective quarter-finals – appear on the same card at the semi-final stage (which didn’t happen last year due to the fact that the minors were beaten in the Connacht final). Now all they’ve got to do is win their respectives matches next weekend and we can look forward to an even bigger day out in late August.