I’d meant to post something here before now but, hey, the start of March today really felt like the onset of spring – we even managed to get our U9s out for their first league match of the year (after three false starts with pitches closed over the last three weekends) – and there was plenty of other stuff to do besides during the day.
This is just a quick one, as I’ve one eye on the TV at events from Croke Park – where Brian Cuthbert’s reshaped Cork are fairly putting it up to the Dubs – and there isn’t much that needs to be said ahead of tomorrow’s crunch league match against Kerry at MacHale Park. I’m having to make do with the telly for that one too, I’m afraid, but I’d say there’ll be a large hometown crowd there for our first competitive match in Castlebar this year.
It’s still far too early, in my view, to be drawing any conclusions about how our footballing year will pan out. That will still be the case if we lose again tomorrow, though another defeat then would most likely mean we can kiss goodbye to any hopes of reaching the play-offs. But it’d still be nice to see things click into gear for us a bit better tomorrow and, with the apparent onset of spring, to see a visible spring in our step at MacHale Park.
If you’re heading to Castlebar tomorrow, you might want to stick your head into the Sportlann beforehand, where those good Club ’51 people are holding their by now customary pre-match meet-up. Throw-in time for that is 12pm. The County board have also given some advice on which turnstiles to head for at MacHale Park tomorrow, depending on what ticket you have – full details on that here.
Finally, thanks in advance to Pebblesmeller who’ll be doing the honours with the match report on tomorrow’s game. That’s another pint I need to put on the slate for the next session at Bowe’s. Up Mayo!