It’s Saturday evening and there’s still no sign of a team announcement from our side ahead of tomorrow’s crunch NFL Division One clash against Kildare at St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge (throw-in 2pm). Not to worry – here are a few other bits and pieces, some related to tomorrow’s match, some not, to keep you going.
Stuff of relevance to the Kildare match first. They named their team last night – full details here. If you’re driving to Newbridge, there’s free parking in the Whitewater shopping centre car-park tomorrow if you wave a match programme from the game at them. Full details on that offer here.
Sticking to team news – the line-up we’ve named for tomorrow’s NHL Division 2B match against Down at Portaferry is here. Keith Higgins doesn’t start for the stickmen tomorrow but, as others have pointed out, the prospect that he’ll line out instead for the footballers is a bit fanciful. Much as I’d love to see a few trademark surging runs from him at St Conleth’s Park, I simply cannot see that happening.
Moving on from inter-county action, congrats to Rice College Westport who, despite having to make do for much of the game with fourteen players, beat St Attracta’s of Tubbercurry by 1-13 to 0-10 in Tuam to claim the Connacht Colleges Senior A football title for the first ever time. Match report on that one is here and these were the scenes at Tuam Stadium after the final whistle sounded:
— Mayo News – Sport (@mayonewssport) March 10, 2018
Finally, Cora Staunton continues to grab the headlines Down Under, where she’s taken to the oval ball game like the proverbial duck to water. Here’s the latest cameo of brilliance from the Carnacon legend who played her part in a comprehensive win for her adopted GWS Giants team:
— AFL on 7 (@7AFL) March 10, 2018