It’s not just duh jursey, like, that the lads will be playing for in the challenge game against Westmeath under the lights at Ballinrobe on Saturday evening (throw-in 6.30pm). They will, according to this report in yesterday’s Mayo News, be tussling instead with the Lake County for the right to get their greasy paws on no less a keepsake than The Tim Kelly Engineering Floodlit Cup. Doesn’t quite have the same allure as Sam, does it? Shades of Tommy Varden Catering Equipment there, I reckon. All the same, well done to Tim Kelly Electrical Contractors Limited (this is you guys, right?) for dangling this particular bauble in front of the two teams this weekend. Who said challenge matches were meaningless, eh?
Elsewhere, I see that the other county that sports the Green and Red gave it socks to the Dubs up in Parnell Park last night in the semi-final of the O’Byrne Cup. The match ended all square after extra-time and three sendings-off and so they must meet again for the right to face Longford (yes, Longford – it’s been an odd enough O’Byrne Cup) in the final. G’wan de Scallion Aters!