Right, it’s match day again, another huge one, another day when everything is once more on the line for us in this year’s championship. Like it’s been for most of this enthralling summer.
We all know full well this one could go either way. As I said right after last Sunday’s drawn game, these are two extremely matched teams. Very different in their own right but when pitted against each other there’s very little between them.
Because of this we have to expect another tense and tight struggle today. The extra match will, of course, have brought them on and we can expect a stiffer challenge from them today.
But it’s the same for us. Match by match, this team of ours have gradually been discovering what makes them tick and have now reached a level where they’re a match for anyone.
Replays rarely adopt the same narrative as the drawn encounter that came before so we need to ensure that we hit them hard right from the start today. We let them back into it last Sunday after that bright opening but today we need to keep the pedal to the floor from start to finish.
There’s a big prize there for us today. Not only a place in the final but also the achievement of having at last smashed through that glass ceiling we’ve kept coming up against over the last number of years.
What momentum that would give us heading into another decider. It’s an achievement that, as the last day showed, is well within our grasp. All we need to do now is get out there and prove it.
Safe travelling all – see you all in HQ a bit later on. The journey goes on, we’re in this together. Up Mayo.