The team may not be flying over until tomorrow but, by all accounts, the travelling support heading for Ruislip on Sunday started to make landfall in significant numbers over in London today. I’m heading in the opposite direction myself tomorrow – will the county be completely empty by then, I wonder? – but, clearly, the main traffic flow this weekend is out of the west rather than into it.
I had the intention earlier in the week to do a post detailing events of interest that are on over in London during the weekend. I was, however, beaten to it by Club ’51 who listed all relevant events and set out plenty match-related info besides. This handy guide is here.
At the risk of repeating the info provided by Club ’51, a few of the pre-match events that are on in London tomorrow are worthy of specific mention. These are as follows:
- Long-established East London GAA club Thomas MaCurtain’s are holding an event from 6pm in O’Neill’s of Leytonstone. Details here.
- Achill GAA club are hosting a pre-match event in Angies of Willesden (full address 11A-13 Walm Lane, Willesden, NW2 5SJ) which is aimed at raising funds for the clubhouse development back at home. Full details here.
- The Mayo News, Club ’51 and Cairde Mhaigheo (how’s that for a shock-and-awe coalition?) are teaming up to host an event in the Oxford Arms in Camden Town at 4pm tomorrow. Full details here.
- Irish TV are broadcasting a live show at the clubhouse in the Irish TV Grounds in Ruislip (i.e. where the match itself will be played), which throws in at 8pm and where – so they say – there’ll be good music and expert analysis as well as tickets for Sunday to give away. More details here.
Mike Finnerty of the Mayo News is busy keeping the world up to date with this excellent adventure. He filed this report after he touched down over there earlier on today. Sounds like a whole pile of fun, for sure.