A few people have been asking me about it so I may as well confirm that yet another pre-match gathering is being planned for Bowe’s pub in Fleet Street this night week ahead of the All-Ireland final.
I doubt we’ll ever top 2013 when, the night before the final, Bowe’s was absolutely jammers all evening. There was a small enough crowd in the night prior to the drawn semi-final this year but on the eve of a final town is usually humming so no doubt a few will make it to Fleet Street.
I’m not sure at what stage I’ll get there myself on the night – and when I do I want to keep the alcohol intake down to the very minimum – but I’ll pop in at some point. It is a tradition, after all, at this stage.
There’s another event on the same night, by the way, which might also be of interest to some of you. Cairde Mhaigheo and the Mayo Association Dublin are hosting a pre-match fundraiser that night at the Harcourt Hotel, at which ten tickets for the final will be raffled. Full details here.