So the Super 8s get going today and tomorrow we get our first taste of this new Championship format. It feels like a big football weekend and, after last year’s hiatus, it’s great to be in the thick of it.
Although our game doesn’t throw in until 4pm tomorrow down in Killarney, I’m still hitting the road myself shortly. As I explained on the preview edition of the podcast, I’ve a westwards detour to do first to collect a diehard supporter who’ll be making the trip to Kerry with us. The only sensible way to do this was to build in overnight stops both tonight and tomorrow night but, sure, that’s the fun of it all.
Just a few quick things to point you towards before heading away.
There’s not a whole pile of interest in the papers, to be honest, aside from Malachy Clerkin’s wonderful feature on Darren Coen in today’s Irish Times (here). That’s definitely worth a look.
Details on parking arrangements in Killarney – here.
Details on the access gates at Fitzgerald Stadium – here.
Also, the best of luck to the ladies who take on Tyrone in their All-Ireland Senior Championship, Group 4, Round 1 match at Healy Park in Omagh this afternoon. That match throws in at 2pm and the best of luck to them.
That’s it, short and sweet. Back with some final pre-match thoughts in the morning.