It’s Friday the 13th – and all that entails (or doesn’t, as the case may be) – which means it’s now exactly a calendar month until our opening match in this year’s championship. Not any old match either, as we start our summer campaign with one of the few meaningful clashes that are set to happen in this summer’s provincial championships. I need not remind you that it comes in the form of a Connacht quarter-final meeting with Galway at MacHale Park.
That match now has a confirmed throw-in time of 4pm on Sunday, 13th May. No word, of course, yet on who’ll ref it but we do know it’ll be one of the eighteen whistlers (well, seventeen, seeing as Jerome Henry definitely won’t get the gig) that have been confirmed for all matches in this year’s championship – details on that list here.
That’s the sort of morsel, I reckon, we’re going to be reduced to playing with over the next few weeks. News about the team has already slowed to a trickle and I doubt much will change on that front over the next few weeks either.
Andy Moran did, though, break cover for an interview yesterday evening on Off The Ball. Andy was his usual chirpy self and the interview’s well worth a look and listen. Here it is:
Aside from that, it’s slim enough pickings a month out from the game. As we get closer to the match itself, of course, there’ll be plenty to chat about and, as well as all the discussion here, we’ll be doing just that on the Mayo News football podcast. Mike, Rob and I met at a secret location the other day to plan what we’ll be doing over the next while on the podcast, including the Galway preview edition. More on that in due course.
Careful out there today. It is Friday the 13th after all.