Thursday tends to be a bit of a quieter day here, even in this congested period where there’s a match on every weekend. It’s worthwhile, then, to fill the void with a few quick reminders.
First, this coming weekend sees James Horan’s Sporting Excellence conference taking place at Breaffy Resort. The event starts on Saturday morning and runs through ’till lunchtime on Sunday – full details here. The Conference finishes up in plenty of time on Sunday to enable you to catch the action at MacHale Park, where hopefully all that talk about high performance will segue effortlessly into a top-gear display by the lads against Kerry. Theory, meet practice.
The Mayo News were running a competition on Twitter yesterday for tickets to the Conference (a simple Follow and Retweet one). I’m not sure if this is still open but the details are here. If you miss out on that the weekend pass for the event is only €100, which is great value given the line-up of speakers assembled for it.
UPDATE: It’s now been announced that you can get 50% off the registration price by quoting @MayoDotIE at the door. Doors open on Saturday morning at Breaffy at 8am.
This day week is, of course, St Patrick’s Day and Castlebar Mitchels are gearing up for another assault then on the Andy Merrigan Cup, as they prepare to take on Ballyboden St Enda’s in the All-Ireland SFC club final at Croke Park (throw-in 4pm).
Success doesn’t come cheap and there are a few fundraising events being run by the club in the days leading up to next week’s final that are worth bringing to your attention. The first of these is the Mitchels’ flag day this coming Saturday (12th) and then next Tuesday (15th) there’s a coffee morning fundraiser at Bosh. Throw-in time there is 10am. Any support you can provide will, I’m sure, be greatly appreciated.