We’ve the bulk of the working week, I know, to get through first but all the same I think it’s no harm to give a bit if airtime at this point to the matches involving the county that are on this weekend.
On Friday evening, we’re in the All-Ireland Minor football final in what’s a first ever all-Connacht Championship decider. It’s us against Galway, it’s on at Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon, and it’s set to throw in at 7.15pm that evening. Niall Cullen of Fermanagh is the ref for it and the weather is forecast to be only gorgeous.
The final is live on TG4 and Midwest will also have full radio commentary on it. But that’s of no interest to you – right? Because you’re all going to be there, aren’t you? Well, those of you living in the country and capable of getting there. Yes, that 10,000+ of you and the louder you are, the better.
Tickets are still available for the match. I know, because I got mine up the road in SuperValu this evening. They’re also, ahem, available on Ticketmaster (here) if that works for you in the way that it didn’t for me. Each to their own.
By the way, our Minor final preview episode of the podcast will be online in extended format for club members on Patreon tomorrow morning. Rob and I are on it, with Mike chatting with Seán Deane and Gary Ruane, while Rob gets the Galway view from Jonathan Higgins of Galway Bay FM. This pod (minus the bonus chat at the end) will then be available on all platforms tomorrow night.
On Saturday, there’s another crunch Championship game involving the county. This one’s the LGFA Senior All-Ireland quarter-final against Cork and it throws in at Cusack Park, Ennis, at 3pm that afternoon.
Tickets for this game are available to purchase here. The game is being streamed live on TG4’s YouTube channel and so, because it’s on YouTube, I’ll embed the stream on the blog for those who might want to watch it directly from here.
We’ll have a preview pod on this game for club members during the week as well. We’re also aiming to have ‘Final Whistle’ pods available for club members soon after each of the games are over.