With everything becalmed over the coming few days on the lads’ side of the house (there’s no further word since, by the way, on the throw-in time for our Round 2B qualifier against Fermanagh tomorrow week) it’s the turn of the ladies to take centre-stage this weekend. They do so in the shape of a Connacht final clash with Galway this coming Sunday at MacHale Park, where throw-in is set for 4.30pm.
The ladies come into this championship campaign with real momentum following an unbeaten run in the league that only ended in the final, a match many observers felt was one that could have been won as well. No more than the lads found out a few weeks back, the challenge that Galway could pose on Sunday should not be underestimated but the Mayo ladies are narrow favourites to do it, with Paddy Power pricing them at 8/11 for the win.
I’m not planning on heading west at the weekend myself, instead I’m off to the south-west where, thanks to a last-minute invitation, I’m joining a group to tackle the famed Ring of Kerry cycle tomorrow. The route is sure to be great, the weather not so but, sure, that’s outdoors in Ireland for you.
Best of luck to the ladies on Sunday. Here’s hoping their positive year continues apace.