Just eight days to go now until the Sligo game so it really is time to get those pesky tickets sorted. The Connacht GAA website has provided handy contact details for their own office in Ballyhaunis as well as for the county boards of the respective counties. Us pampered metropolitans also have Club Mayo Dublin as an ever efficient source of tickets and, if you’re a member and want to get your tickets via this route, then you need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 pm next Monday.
Stand tickets for Markievicz Park cost €30 while the terrace is €20. OAPs and students have to pay full whack but they’re entitled to a refund of €10 (on either stand or terrace tickets for OAPs, on terrace tickets only for students) from the designated stile at the ground. That arrangement always strikes me as unnecessary bureaucracy. Kids’ tickets are a fiver but they’re terrace only, which always strikes me as completely stupid, given that kids are mini-adults and so if you stick them on a terrace with full-sized adults standing in front of them, they’ll see fuck all.
Anyway, seeing as the match is a little over a week away I think it’s time to test the waters in terms of opinion on the outcome. As a result, there’s now a new poll on the site for this very purpose to help brighten up your day.