The weather is fairly bracing countrywide right now but, at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon this afternoon, Tooreen’s hurlers proved way too hot for Athleague to handle. This match – a Connacht club IHC quarter-final tie – went decisively in the Mayo club’s favour as they overwhelmed their Roscommon opponents by 0-28 to 2-7.
The match was streamed live this afternoon but I missed it as I had to get to a juvenile Championship game down at the club which was played at the same time and so I only saw the score updates afterwards. The inimitable Willie Hegarty was, though, on duty at the game for Shannonside today and you can hear his post-match audio report here.
As Willie pointed out in that report, Tooreen’s next assignment is a Connacht semi-final meeting with London champions Robert Emmet’s. That match is fixed for this day week at McGovern Park over in Ruislip and to help defray costs for the trip to London Tooreen are holding a raffle for a signed Mayo jersey. More details on the raffle are here.
Well done to Tooreen today and the best of luck to them across the water next weekend. Hon the Parish!
In other news, tomorrow’s LGFA Connacht Intermediate football Championship semi-final match between Castlebar Mitchels and St Dominic’s of Roscommon has been postponed. The game was meant to take place at Josie Munnelly Park in Castlebar at 1pm tomorrow but it’s not now going ahead and a new date for the tie will be announced later.