It’s Wednesday night already, with another weekend barrelling in our direction. While it’s still a few weeks before the Senior team are back in action, there are a few games on this coming weekend involving Mayo teams that are worth shining a light on.
Taking them in the order they’re set to be played, the first one occurs on Friday evening. This is a match in the Connacht Minor football Championship where, in Round 4 of the round-robin stage, Mayo travel to Seán MacDiarmada Park in Carrick-on-Shannon to play Leitrim. Throw-in there is 7pm on Friday.
Following last Friday’s narrow loss to Galway, the match the next evening against Leitrim provides Seán Deane’s charges with an excellent opportunity to get their provincial campaign back on track. A win in this one and in their final group game, against Sligo, will book us a place in the provincial semi-final. Victory there would then set us up for a rematch with Galway in the Connacht final.
Tickets for the Leitrim game are available to purchase here. Tickets cost €10, which is the same amount as for a match pass to watch the game online. Details on the live stream of the game are available here.
On Saturday, it’s the turn of the county’s U17 hurlers. They’re taking on Meath in the quarter-final of the Celtic Challenge, a game that’s fixed for Balyvary hurling club, where throw-in is midday on Saturday.
On Sunday, the county’s women footballers open their LGFA Championship campaign. They do so with a Connacht final against near neighbours Galway, a match that’s the curtain-raiser to the Connacht SFC final at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park.
Because that Galway/Sligo Nestor Cup decider throws in at 1.45pm, this means that the LGFA provincial final has an early start, throwing in at MacHale Park at 11.30am. Tickets for this Connacht final double-header are available to purchase here and you can also pick them up at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets.
The best of luck to the three Mayo teams in action over the coming weekend.