A week on from our last all-or-nothing qualifier challenge, here we are again facing into another one. Kildare come to town this evening and later on tonight we’ll either be looking forward to the prospect of Round 4B two weekends hence or else the 2017 FBD.
It’s another big challenge for us – whatever the match odds might say – and one that we’ll only come through if we’re firing a lot better than we did for large stretches against Fermanagh. Another performance like we put in over the course of the first half the last day and we’ll be in serious bother but a full seventy minutes resembling how we did after the break then would be closer to the mark required. Ever the optimist, it’s the latter rather than the former I’m expecting.
I’ve a long day ahead of me myself. I’m out the door in a few minutes heading for Westport and the 120km variant of the Westportif cycle. Then it’s a quick dash back here to get changed, refuelled and out the door back to Castlebar. A full day, a full evening and the right outcome all round – that’s the hope for today.
Best of luck to the lads this evening. Back with the usual nonsense afterwards.