The first weekend of the new year is fast approaching, the decorations are coming down and from a Mayo perspective there are two matches of interest on, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday.
Lahardane MacHales have an All-Ireland Junior football semi-final date with Listowel Emmets of Kerry on Saturday. The match is fixed for O’Connor Park in Tullamore where throw-in is 1pm.
The link for purchasing match tickets online is here. Tickets are also available for purchase at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets.
The match is being streamed live on Saturday by TG4 on YouTube (here). As I usually do for matches shown on YouTube I’ll be able to embed the live stream here on the blog to make it easier for those interested in watching it.
On Sunday Mayo’s inter-county pre-season gets underway with an FBD quarter-final meeting with London, who this year are making their debut in the January competition. As has been the case in the last few years all of the FBD matches will take place in Connacht GAA’s splendid University of Galway Air Dome at the Centre of Excellence in Bekan.
Sunday’s match throws in at the Dome at 1pm on Sunday. Tickets appear to be still available on the Universe platform (here) so if you fancy going along on Sunday you should still be able to do so.
The match will also be streamed live by Connacht GAA, where Mike Finnerty will be on commentary. Mike and I will be doing a Final Whistle pod from the Dome afterwards and that’ll be online for club members in the late afternoon.