Some stuff ahead of Sunday

It’s a big Sunday football-wise, with the county team making a second effort to kick-start their league campaign when the travel to Omagh to face Tyrone while Kiltane are aiming to cap their great Intermediate championship run with All-Ireland victory when they take on Truagh Gaels of Monaghan at Croke Park.

A few bits of info about Sunday’s game in Omagh. The first is that the ref for this one is Armagh’s Padraig Hughes whom we last came across in our opening league match against Kerry just over a year ago.

The second is that Club ’51 have confirmed details of their pre-match meet-up in Omagh on Sunday. There was a great crowd at the meet-up in Newbridge last Sunday and hopefully there’ll be another good gathering at the Silver Birch Hotel in Omagh (details here) this coming Sunday ahead of throw-in at Healy Park.

I’m not 100% sure yet if I’ll be making the trip North on Sunday – I think I will but I’m not absolutely certain just yet – but if I do I’ll definitely be heading to the Silver Birches beforehand so maybe we should all bring our name badges with us.

By the way, the match in Healy Park won’t be the only Mayo/Tyrone meeting on Sunday as there’s also an U21 challenge match between the counties earlier that day. This match  is scheduled for the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy where throw-in is set for 11.30 that morning.

11 thoughts on “Some stuff ahead of Sunday

  1. Good man WJ, sure if you don’t make it to Omagh u might wander over to see the Kiltane lads win the first of Mayo’s all Ireland’s this year?
    I’ve a feeling Tyrone will shade this one. And TBH, I won’t be too disappointed if we lose providing we do some things, don’t muck around with our pillars, have your anchors, but mix it up, try new guys, especially in those spots where we are vulnerable such as the FB line and FF line. If we do that, play reasonably well, yet lose, I’ll be ok because we will have tried something new. Like I said before, we only have another match or two to really experiment a great deal and can afford to lose, then we will be running short on runway and have to solidify the Div 1 status.

  2. Will the U21s be doing this every week I wonder? It’s a great pre season they are getting in at this rate. Hopefully that will stand to the boys.

  3. Hope mayo mayo win on Sunday also the players are great idea what do you think about Adam Gallagher.he is a good footballer

  4. Still an all, if we can beat and batter the best teams like we did last summer without a marquee forward I’m happy enough.

  5. Right David, but we didn’t beat and batter the only one that really counted. We could spend years beating and battering the best but I’d prefer to be scraping by them all and then to scrape the big prize. Just a thought.

  6. A little over four weeks until the U21 Connacht championship starts, should fit in another few challenges, does anyone know the team that started v Kildare U21s last weekend.

  7. No replacement for games. Tomorrow will be 6 since the start of January. Hopefully it proves effective, a good performance in Connacht would be very welcome

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