It’s now been officially confirmed that the new Mayo jersey will be launched this coming Saturday (7th April) with simultaneous events taking place at the Elvery’s shops in Castlebar and Ballina (throw-in 12pm at both). Aidan O’Shea and Alan Dillon will be doing the honours in Castlebar while Ger Cafferkey (who, by the way, was Best Man at his brother’s wedding last Saturday, which was the reason he didn’t line out against the Dubs) and Andy Moran lining out in Ballina. The jersey will, in fact, go on sale the previous day (i.e. Good Friday) but the official hoopla isn’t happening until the day after.
On a separate note, it’s been pointed out to me this morning that it was, in fact, Conor Mortimer’s second point on Saturday night – a real gem of a one from play, scored from well out – that saw him overhaul Joe Corcoran’s long-standing all-time scoring record for the county and not, as I’ve been claiming, the one that came after it. While it’s fitting that such a sublime score from play should be the one to get The Mort into the record books, it’s not one that I have any video record of: is there any chance that he might – like the American and Russian armies did when they met at the Elbe – go out and do it again so that I could capture the moment for posterity?