If you’ve listened to the interview that Mike did with Mayo Minor manager Seán Deane for our Minor final preview episode of the podcast, you’ll have heard his appeal for a large Mayo following to turn up at Dr Hyde Park on Friday evening.
In doing so, Seán paid tribute to the Mayo support base and he said a big turnout for the Tom Markham Cup decider would provide a major boost for the players on the night.
Here he is in a clip tweeted by Mayo GAA, providing the same message:
Mayo GAA minor manager Sean Deane has called on Mayo supporters to come out in force this Friday for the All-Ireland Minor Football Final against Galway at Dr. Hyde Park in Roscommon. The Breaffy club man said it is a huge occasion for the players.#mayogaa @BreaffyGAA pic.twitter.com/z8Yixb5mnf— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) July 6, 2022
Seán is, of course, absolutely correct. Mayo fans, wherever they’re based, should be doing what they can to get to Roscommon for 7.15pm on Friday. This is a young Mayo team who are an absolute joy to watch, who play the game the way it’s meant to be played and who, as a group, are a credit to themselves, their families, their clubs and their county. They deserve our full support on Friday evening and nothing less than this will do.
I was just thinking about it today – how many All-Irelands have you been there to see us win?
In my case, it’s a small list: 1983 (U21), 1985 (Minor), 2013 (Minor) and 2016 (U21). For all of us, it’s no more than a handful.
On Friday evening, we’ve all got the chance to see a great up and coming Mayo team aiming to add to the list. Who wouldn’t want to be there then to see them shoot for the stars?
If you haven’t got your tickets for the game (remember U16s go free and don’t need a ticket), they’re available at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets as well as online at Ticketmaster (here).
Go on, sort the tickets now and make sure you’re there on Friday evening to cheer the lads on to glory.