Tomorrow’s matches

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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.

33 thoughts on “Tomorrow’s matches

  1. Feast is right looking forward to going to Castlebar for the matches keep an eye out for young Ruttledge from Knockmore usually plays in the forwards but covers a lot of ground in every match he’s definetly one for the future

  2. Looking forward matches tonnorow what about j Horgan in charge with s Rockford as selecte r would the work what you opinion

  3. There will be a thousand shades of opinion on that one if you multiply what’s been said of either by what’s been said of any kinds of duets! For me,twould suit fine and I’d go for it heltherskelther !

  4. A here Cait, could we leave the Management stuff just for a while. After all as Willie Joe said ” tomorrow is a virtual tsunami of sport ” so could we just sit back and enjoy is. Loads of time for the other stuff in the weeks and months ahead.

  5. Would expect wins for the two favourites Ballintubber,Castlebar. Corofin might get caught on the hop with all this attention on their manager.. Oh and i have a feeling the French could beat the Irish.

  6. J Horgan and S Rockford? I think you could do with reading over your messages before you post Cait for spelling errors! ?

    Rockford’s – isn’t that the name of a nightclub in Roscommon town?!

  7. You could get a black card Cait but we got the jist of what you were trying to say it’s hard to know who the new manager will be there aren’t many big names queing up to take it id be happy enough with Horan coming back I have come round to the idea

  8. Let the management issue ly for a while. will be in haunis like a few thousand more to see the local derby, too close to call but could be the Blues’ turn!

  9. Cait,you can know by now as much as anyone else who ll get the big job.And while you are mulling over the possibilities you can be jotting down the questions you ll be asking them,when they re applying for the position!

    I hope Kmore and Breaffy put it up to them today and give us a good day out!

  10. Don’t forget Shane Lowry Willie Joe. He could be adding to the fun – he’s right up there in the British Masters.

  11. What a day of sport ahead!! What a day to be alive. For me, i think mitchells and tubber will win, along with poland and the Irish rugby team. Hope im wrong on Poland though.

  12. Thanks a million for the streaming link Willie Joe. Looking forward to starting the day of sport at 1 now.

  13. 4 goals tells it all really. Getting a bit heated. Aido is gone. Tubber didn’t get into the box often enough to do any damage.

  14. Hope James Horan has better luck when he resumes management of Mayo senior team, still has yet to grasp how to put a defensive system in place. Isn’t James performance coach to favourites Ballintubber who conceded 4 goals and were comprehensively beaten by Breaffy. On flip side Alan Dillon desk is cleared to give it his full attention.

  15. Its interesting to note that the two teams who have the most players on the Mayo panel, Castlebar and Breaffy have made the county final. Both teams have five players each in the Mayo panel. I see that Corofin have completed the three in a row in Galway under Stephen Rochford as well, so he must be doing something right.

  16. Question: has Enda Gilvarry come under consideration for the Mayo job?

    If not why not? Landed first minor in 30 years or so and would expect to bring on many of that team.

    I’m not backing him or advocating him, but wondering why his name has hardly cropped up?

  17. Castle bar for me breaffy beat a ballintubber team that where tired if cillian got another goal breaffy would have been in trouble

  18. Surprised to see breaffy win and win so comfortably. Ballintubber were poor in defence I can’t see Castlebar as poor in the final.

    The odds say Rochford will be the next Mayo manager but I think I might place a few euro on James Horan to return.

  19. Great crowd and a lovely day in Castlebar. Missed some of the first game, the best part I think. Loved the goals by Cillian and Aidan. As usual very impressed with Kockmore. What a feast of sport and Ireland just won the rugby

  20. Knockmore a grand plucky team…..won’t be long! The two older OSheas , P Durkan, (how many are there at all?) K Rutledge, B Moran, G Mc Donagh, N Douglas…….+ C OC, A Dillon, Doc to lesser degree. CBar had twelve scorers as far as I could see. So who will it be to collect the Moc Cup?

    I would love to know what P Moclair would have to say about the OSheas! He’d probably mumble something about the great dearth of forwards there’s around the place!

  21. Not at all surprised Breaffy beat Ballintubber today. I had a tipped them to win it. ‘Tubber looked to have slipped back a little since last year judging by their last few games and Breaffy are an improved outfit this year. As well as the household names, they have a couple of young lads who have all the attributes to be big players into the future – especially Robbie Fadden in midfield and Gary Walsh – both big strong skillful players. Would like to see both get a run on the Mayo panel next year. Breaffy will make it very tough for Castlebar in the final but think the town lads will have that little bit extra coming off the bench that will make the difference.

  22. Cillian seemed very quiet this season. Do anyone see his goal today better team won but I am sticking with castlebar to win

  23. Two contrasting matches, I thought, with Ballintubber – Breaffy having a more defensive tone about it than the second game. Nothing overall to worry any Corofin man watching, though.
    Castlebar will probably be favorites but with Aiden O’Shea you never know..

  24. Balls to today. The infamous six in a row (of semifinal defeats) for Knockmore. It’s becoming a glass ceiling at this stage. However, all of them defeats have been deserved. So a final appearance, while not too far away, is as far away as ever. Hope it’s a cracker of a final. Would be nice to see a new name on the plinth as well.

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