Unless you’ve been closeted away in a cave over the last while, you’ll know that we’ve a big knockout Championship game on this weekend. That’s not the only match involving the county that’s taking place this Bank Holiday weekend – there are, in fact, three Mayo games on – so here’s a quick reminder about what’s on and when and all that.
First in action are the county’s U17 hurlers. They’ve reached the final of the Celtic Challenge competition and that decider, in which our lads play Sligo, is set to be contested on Saturday at Markievicz Park. Throw-in is 12 midday and it’s free admission into the Sligo venue.
The prize on offer for the winners is the Corn Michael Feeley. More information on the Celtic Challenge, the only hurling competition that features teams from all 32 counties, is here and a preview piece on all the deciders in the competition this weekend is here.
Also on Saturday, the big one – the Senior footballers’ All-Ireland Qualifiers Round 1 clash with Monaghan – throws in at MacHale Park at 4pm. Tickets for the game are available online here and they’re also obtainable from selected Centra and SuperValu outlets. Season ticket holders should have sorted theirs by now.
The match is live on Sky Sports and there’s also live radio commentary on Midwest.
We’ll have a ‘Final Whistle’ podcast for club members on Patreon soon after the game is over. By the way, if you haven’t yet caught our podcast episodes building up to the game – with Rob, Ed and Malachy Clerkin (Patreon), the James Horan press event pod (Patreon) with Mike, Rob and me, the preview show (all platforms) with Rob, Colm Boyle and Kevin McStay and the ‘Here Comes the Weekend’ pod (Patreon) with Mike, Billy Joe and Paul Finlay – there’s still time for you to gorge yourself on them.
On Bank Holiday Monday, the Connacht Minor football final is on. This game – in which we face Galway – takes place at MacHale Park, with a 7.30pm throw-in time. Tickets for the game are available here and it’s being broadcast live on TG4, with live radio commentary on Midwest as well.
The best of luck to all three Mayo teams in action over the long weekend.