It’s another busy week of Mayo matches, with five Championship games in all taking place across three codes between now and Sunday.
The action starts tomorrow and in the first match there’s significant silverware on offer. This is the Connacht U20 final against Sligo which throws in at Markievicz Park at 6pm. The match is being streamed live by TG4 on their YouTube channel and will also be broadcast in full on deferred coverage by TG4 starting at 7.20pm.
As I’ve done with our earlier U20 games, I’ll embed the TG4 live stream on the blog for anyone who wants to watch it here. Once it’s over, we’ll have a Final Whistle podcast reviewing the game which will be available for club members on Patreon soon after.
Tickets for the U20 provincial final are available to purchase here.
Also tomorrow evening, this time with a 7pm start, the county’s LGFA U16 team are in Connacht Championship action. They’re up against Galway in Crossmolina in this Round 3 tie and tickets for this game are available to purchase here.
On Friday evening the county’s U17 (Minor) team start their Connacht Championship campaign. Seán Deane’s charges are set to play four round-robin games on successive Friday evenings and their opponents in Round 1 are Leitrim. This game is fixed for James Stephens Park where throw-in is 7pm.
We’re also hoping to have a Final Whistle podcast on this game and, if we do, it’ll be dropping into club members’ Patreon feeds soon after the match concludes at Ballina. If you’re planning on going along to it, meanwhile, tickets for the game are available to purchase here.
On Saturday, the focus switches to the hurlers who are over in Ruislip to play London in Round 3 of the Christy Ring Cup. Our lads got off the mark with a good win over Wicklow last weekend and they’ll be aiming to build on that against the Exiles. Throw-in at McGovern Park is 1pm on Saturday and tickets for the game are available to purchase here.
And Sunday? It’s no day of rest, that’s for sure. The venue is MacHale Park, the throw-in time is 4pm and it is, of course, Mayo v Galway in the Connacht SFC quarter-final. The match is being shown live on RTÉ but a big crowd – most likely in excess of 20,000 – is expected to rock up to Castlebar for it and if you still need to get tickets for it they’re available to purchase here.