Photo by Catcol from his holliers
The focus is now switching firmly to the match we have to play tomorrow evening. Our latest do-or-die test in the qualifiers, another step – we hope – on the road to the All-Ireland Series, the Super 8s and all that fun and games.
There’s been a fair bit of activity on the blog today about tickets and I’d say this is set to continue well into the evening. As I’ve been doing so far, I’m happy to keep facilitating such interaction and I can put people directly in touch via email if that helps. If you’re happy for the world and his/her spouse to see your mobile number then knock yourself out and post it here if it helps you give/get a ticket more easily. Just bear in mind that, if you attempt to post your email address, WordPress interprets this as an internet link and so will deposit the comment straight into moderation.
On that note, as I said in the comments, I’m around to do this kind of behind-the-scenes handshaking today but I have to drop the young lad to Connemara early doors tomorrow for the start of his first ever Gaeltacht adventure before I then head to Newbridge. This means I won’t be online for much of the day tomorrow. A by-product of this, I should add, is that there’s going to be a serious noise deficit in our support with the young buck not there so the rest of you lot who are going will simply have to roar that bit louder.
Talking of being there, I was informed a short time ago about the availability to purchase a pair of tickets for the game if anyone is interested. They’ll be available to collect either in Balla or Kiltimagh later on this evening or early tomorrow so if anyone wants them and can take part in the necessary rendezvous in either place shout now. First shout secures both tickets. UPDATE: Those tickets are now gone.
In terms of logistics for tomorrow, I think I’m not alone in having a small concern at the back of my mind about parking. The Garda traffic management plan announced by Kildare GAA is here and if you’re driving you’ll need to have a good look at it and plan your journey accordingly. Get there early, appears to be the most sensible advice.
At least the match programmes have arrived, as I see Kildare GAA have also confirmed. That’s nice.
Our team for tomorrow evening’s match will be announced later on this evening. I’ll post details here when that happens.
Team news already released today by Mayo GAA relates to our Connacht U17 Round 4 fixture against Galway at Tuam Stadium – full details here. This match throws in at Tuam this evening at 7.30pm. There are worse ways to pass some time on a scorching Friday evening in summer. Best of luck to Tomás Morley and the lads in that one.