The big match at Croke Park on Saturday night is the one most people are talking about right now but the Mayo/Dublin match isn’t the only one involving the county that’s on this coming weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, the county’s camogie team start their 2022 League campaign. Last year, you’ll recall, saw Mayo compete at inter-county level once again after a too-long absence and a decent League performance was followed by triumph in the Nancy Murray Cup.
This year the aim will be to build on those solid foundations. The team is once again managed this year by Jimmy Lyons and they’ll operate out of Division 4 of the League, in a four-team group comprising the final four in last year’s Nancy Murray Cup. Aside from us, that includes Tyrone, who we beat in the final, as well as Wicklow and Louth.
The Wee County provide the opposition for us in the opening round on Saturday. This match is fixed for the Centre of Excellence in Darver, where throw-in is 2.30pm.
Then on Sunday afternoon, the women footballers are back in League action. Following their explosive start to their Division One campaign last Saturday evening – when they blew Westmeath away in the Dome – Mayo travel to Tuam on Sunday to take on neighbours Galway, who lost out by three points to Donegal in their opening game. Throw-in at Tuam Stadium is 2pm.
Sunday’s match – like all matches are nowadays – is an all-ticket affair and tickets are available to purchase here.
The game will also be streamed live on the LGFA streaming service and you can sign up for that here, with match passes and the great value season pass available.
I’m planning on watching the stream and so will, like I did for the Westmeath game, provide in-match updates on it for club members on Discord.
Saturday’s game against Dublin is, of course, live on RTÉ2 and Midwest Radio will also have live commentary on it. Throw-in at Croke Park is 7.30pm.
Tickets for Croker are available from selected Centra and SuperValu outlets and are also available online – here.
Finally, there’s plenty of Mayo interest in tomorrow night’s Sigerson Cup final between NUIG and UL, a game that’s being shown live on TG4. The match is being played at IT Carlow (throw-in 7.30pm) and tickets for it can be purchased here.