It goes without saying, of course, that there’ll be a keen sense of rivalry between ourselves and the neighbours at MacHale Park tomorrow evening. In one important respect, however, those converging on Castlebar for the game should make it their business to be on the same side.
Many of you will already know of Regina Duffy’s story. The Westport native, who teaches at St Colman’s College in Claremorris and is married to Jason Donoghue from Tuam, is suffering from a rare form of cancer, for which she requires specialist treatment in the United States.
Some months ago Regina’s family launched a major fundraising drive to support the provision of this treatment. As part of this, a collection will held outside MacHale Park tomorrow night so fans will encounter this fundraising effort as they approach the ground. It’s hoped that Mayo and Galway supporters alike heading to the game will give generously to support this very worthy appeal.