Tomorrow is set to bring with it a virtual tsunami of sporting action, with two massive matches for the national teams in the rugby and the soccer as well as a welter of club football and hurling contests around the country. Sure, even in our own household there’s hockey, football and soccer matches to ferry the next generation to in the morning. Then it’s back, get the TV on and watch the fun unfold.
Time for a quick recap, then, on what matches are on tomorrow. For starters, the county senior hurling final is down for decision with the current Tyrell Cup holders Ballyhaunis playing – you’ve guessed it – neighbours Tooreen in this year’s final. Throw-in at Ballyhaunis is at 2pm.
Hostilities are set to get underway an hour earlier in the senior football semi-finals at MacHale Park. Defending champions Ballintubber take on Breaffy in the first of the two semis, which throws in at 1pm tomorrow, while the Castlebar Mitchels/Knockmore semi gets underway at 2.30pm.
Incidentally, if you’re not going to be at MacHale Park and have some time in your busy diary tomorrow for yet more live action, you might be interested to know that the Ballintubber/Breaffy match will be streamed live. Over the internet, like. Full details on this innovative initiative are here.
There’s football (the real stuff) on the box tomorrow as well and there’s a Mayo angle to this one too. The Galway SFC final between defending Galway, Connacht and All-Ireland champions Corofin (managed by a certain Stephen Rochford) and Mountbellew-Moylough throws in at Tuam Stadium at 3pm and TG4 will have full live coverage of it.
Tomorrow is, then, set to be pretty much wall-to-wall with sporting action on several fronts. So, whether you plan to head out and sample some of the live stuff or hunker down on the couch, there’s a veritable feast from which to choose.