Top of the morning to you all – it’s game day and we’re hitting the motorway to the west shortly ahead of this afternoon’s clash with the neighbours in Salthill. Mayo/Galway match days are always special and, as another one unfolds before our eyes today, there’s every chance that this one will be special too.
I know that our recent dominance has taken some lustre from this local derby. From our perspective, though, the chance to record another win over the Tribesmen – and so, for the first time in over a hundred years, extend our winning run over them in the championship to five straight victories – is one we should be eager to grasp with both hands. If we do this, then the high road to five successive Connacht titles opens up for us too.
Right – it’s time to be off. Make sure to bring plenty of colour with you to Salthill and be ready to make your fair share of noise once you get there too. Here’s hoping it’ll be a contest to remember. Here’s to the right result. Here’s to Mayo!