Today’s the day: it’s our final League match of the year and our final chance too to maintain our long-running top tier status for another year. Our opponents Donegal are already safe but most likely will need something from this fixture if they’re to make next Sunday’s Division One decider.
We all know the Division One permutations at this stage. While these are important the essential point for us heading into this game is that the place we end up in today when the music stops a bit after 3.30pm today is entirely in our own hands.
If we win, or even scrape a draw today, we’re okay and will be playing top tier League football once again next year. It’s only if we fail to do either of these things that what happens in other matches becomes relevant. Our job today is to ensure that, for us, what happens at MacHale Park is all that matters.
Like many other years, this League campaign has been a bit all over the shop for us. Last Sunday’s stirring win up in Omagh showed, however, that we’ve still got the potential to perform when it really counts. We’ll need to prove this point all over again this afternoon against a Donegal side that hasn’t lost since the opening weekend in this League campaign.
It won’t be easy and I doubt it’ll be a comfortable afternoon for us but I’m confident too in our ability to put in another fully committed performance. If we do that, we should be fine.
I’m off out the door shortly, as I’m planning to make it to Castlebar well ahead of throw-in today. If you’re on the road yourself, safe travelling. Back later on with the match report and all the rest. Up Mayo!