Semi-final confirmed for Ennis

The GAA have now confirmed that our Division Two semi-final against Clare will take place at Cusack Park in Ennis on Sunday, 13th June. Throw-in time for the game will be 1.45pm and the match will be broadcast live on TG4.

It’s a winner on the day fixture, with extra-time and, one assumes, penalties if these are needed to provide a definitive result.

26 thoughts on “Semi-final confirmed for Ennis

  1. Much better from Mayos point of view than having to play in Pairc Ui chaoimh. Mayo beware however as the Cork team who beat Kerry in the Munster championship last year only beat Clare by a single point yesterday. We will still need a good few of the oldies to start the next day . If Aidan starts who is getting the chop? Hopefully not James Carr

  2. What a shambles of a League this year.No reward for topping the league.No final if we progress,you couldn’t make this stuff up.

  3. OK, I just seen it was a coin toss, but if it were neutral venue, why the hell would we go to Cork?

  4. Just imagining the craic if we were let attend the game, love ennis .
    135 thousand at the indy 500 yesterday, just saying .

  5. Johno. Sorry if my post caused confusion. If Cork had won by a bit more yesterday then we would be playing them in Cork . If Cork had won by a lot more , we could have been playing Kildare and I shudder to think where that would be played. …..or nowhere

  6. Ya great memories of Ennis. I would say for a lot of us on this blog it was the 1st & 3rd venue we saw mayomen win an All-Ireland. Should bring back good memories for Mattie,Coen,Diarmid and others. Was Boyler on the 06 team?? The only remaining member if he was.

  7. I do not get why we get upset over home or away fixtures, we need to test the team with different challenges, and see who responds to high expectations.

    As has been alluded to in other posts, if Galway / Rossies win their play off and then reach the Connacht final, they will have been well tested. We on the other hand could come in under cooked. Last year Galway tested us but were not ready for Dublin. We need to see the newer players deliver in games, in my view, this is our most important game this year as players will develop more in division 1. I am actually glad that it is in Ennis.

  8. He was, 2 hops, and you’re correct – he’s the last man left from the Class of 2006. We reaped a rich harvest at Senior level from that team: 13 of the side that started in the final went on to feature with the Senior county team.

  9. How are you Willie Joe keep up the good work My Missus is from Clare we have both Mayo and Clare flags up here in Kiltimagh

  10. I am originally from Ballyhaunis I remember your Dad been on stage many a time acting in plays in Ballyhaunis

  11. Our most important game of the year. Can’t take anything for granted here, they really put it up to us for 45 mins in the qualifiers 4 years ago, they were robbed of a penalty too at a critical point in that game. We should prevail, but need to show them respect.

    If Clare were drawn against Meath i’d be rooting for them all day long, sound bucks and a great county! Hope they get to D1 soon, just not this year.

  12. Indeed Cusack Park has been a happy hunting ground for us Mayo folk in recent years, seem to remember that in addition to the U21 wins we also won a qualifier there in recent years?

    Like a few of the folk on this thread I also have Clare relations and the craic indeed would be mighty if fans were allowed to travel.

  13. I have no connections with Clare but I have had a fondness for them, esp. their hurlers since the seventies. They had a great team, Ger Loughnane, Sean Stack etc, but like ourselves and Galway in that era, could never get past Cork. Then the team of the nineties cemented that.
    However the grá for them will have to be suspended for a while.

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