The world keeps turning. As it always does, as it must.
The last while, when I’ve been inactive here, hasn’t been kind for Mayo clubs. All three of the men’s teams fell at the first hurdle in their respective Connacht club Championships, all to Galway opposition. LGFA Senior champions Burrishoole bowed out, also to a Galway team, in the Connacht final and Ballyhaunis were beaten last month in the LGFA Connacht Junior Championship. Yes, that was to a Galway team as well.
Better news from the women’s game came at the weekend just gone, however, with LGFA All-Star awards for Shauna Howley and Danielle Caldwell. Back out on the pitch, meanwhile, Intermediate county champions Charlestown Sarsfields went on to claim the Connacht title the weekend after last and this coming Sunday they’re in All-Ireland semi-final action.
Their opponents on Sunday are Longford Slashers (surely one of the most gloriously named GAA clubs of all time). The match takes place at Michael Fay Park in Longford town (Eircode N39 R8W3) where throw-in is 1.30pm.
This is, as all matches are nowadays, a ticket-only event and you can purchase tickets here.
The match is also being streamed live by the LGFA and the link for that is here.
Tooreen’s hurlers are also shooting for provincial glory on Sunday. They’re aiming to capture their fourth Connacht IHC crown in six years and their opponents in Sunday’s decider are Killimor of Galway. This one is fixed for Athleague with a 1.30pm throw-in time.
Tickets for the match are available to purchase here.
There’s an interview piece by Mike Finnerty with Tooreen’s Fergal Boland in this week’s Mayo News (here). In the same paper (paper and digital variants) Michael Commins has a great, in-depth preview of Sunday’s provincial decider.
The best of luck to both Mayo teams in action this weekend.