We’re still a bit away from the big match down in Killarney but in the meantime there are a few games of interest involving county teams on this coming weekend.
Taking them in the order in which they’ll be played, the first match is the Connacht MFC Round 5 meeting with Sligo. This game has been fixed for Hastings Insurance MacHale Park on Friday evening where throw-in is 7pm.
Tickets for the game are available to purchase here. The match will also be streamed live by Connacht GAA, with match passes costing €10 – details here.
This fixture has no material bearing on the Connacht Championship, as Sligo are already out of the running for further progression and we’re guaranteed to finish second, with a provincial semi-final meeting with Roscommon to look forward to on Friday week. Despite this it’ll be interesting to see how the lads get on and whether or not the opportunity will be taken to give more panel members a run-out.
On Saturday, meanwhile, there are two hurling matches involving the county taking place.
The first of these is the rescheduled U17 Celtic Challenge quarter-final meeting with Meath, a game that was meant to happen the other week but was postponed. It’s now fixed for Creggs GAA on Saturday with a midday throw-in.
Later on Saturday we have a Round 4 Christy Ring Cup clash with Sligo. This one is scheduled to take place at Markievicz Park where throw-in is 6pm. Following three defeats from three outings in this campaign, a win for the lads in this one would be extremely welcome. Tickets for it are available to purchase here.
The best of luck to all three Mayo teams in action this weekend.
10 thoughts on “The weekend’s matches”
Where is the minor semi v ros to be held ?
It’s in Castlebar, Sean.
Sound , might make the trip down .
Armagh Vs Derry should be spicy on Sunday.
I’m not going to watch the Ulster final this weekend.
Would be very worried if injury reports on Coyne, Durcan and Loftus are true. I reckon Coyne will be a top class defender for us. He has played very well this year. Paddy Durcan is our standout defender and Conor Loftus despite grumbling about being CHB has been an ever present this year. When you take into account the departures of Oisín and Lee Keegan, that is a hell of a lot of good defenders potentially missing. Good job we are up against a weak set of Kerry forwards,!!!!!!!!
Durcan is massive in these games , he’s top drawer , it will be a disaster if he’s not available
And don’t forget the AI U20 final Kildare v Sligo Sat @ 1.30 live on TG4. Best of luck to our neighbours. Cavan v Laois might be worth a watch afterwards @ 4. Its live on GAAGO.
Just to note. We may never see again a county win it’s first ever All Ireland at any of the three grades of minor /u20-21/Senior.
There are not many counties left who have no football title and their chances of a breakthrough in the future are tiny.
It is the biggest match of this weekend.
In the Christy Ring cup Sligo beat Mayo 2-26 to 1-23 this evening. I think that result means relegation for Mayo.