The Mayo Day concept began in 2015 and it has gone from strength to strength in the years since then, my own favourite without question being the 2016 one. This is the sixth year Mayo Day has been celebrated and, like so much of life nowadays, it’s set to be a much-changed day this year.
I mentioned yesterday the raft of fundraisers that are taking place on or around today. If you haven’t had a look at details of these you can do so here. They’re all very worthy causes.
Because of the times we’re living in at the minute, all of the action for Mayo Day 2020 is happening online so check out the Mayo.ie website (here) for details on what’s on throughout the day.
Taking centre-stage for the online celebrations will be Liam Horan and Louise Duffy who’ll be presenting Mayo Day Live – Global Voices at 1pm today. The show will be a mix of chat, interviews, music and messages of hope and solidarity from well-known people from Mayo and those who love our great county. The show will be streamed on the Mayo.ie website.
In case you haven’t watched it yet, don’t forget the Croí discussion with Martin Carney, Andy Moran and James Horan. You’ll find that, along with details of their Mayo jersey raffle here.
If it’s audio entertainment you’re seeking then our own Mayo News football podcast is the obvious place to go. The latest episode features an in-depth interview by Mike Finnerty with Jason Doherty. It’s a great listen as you’ll hear about how he’s recovered from the cruciate injury he picked up against Donegal in the Super 8s last year and how he’s raring to go again, when the time comes for this to happen. You’ll find that here.
If it’s reading material you want then you’ll be glad to know that We are Mayo, the new book by Tom Brett and Seán Rice, is now available to buy online from Castle Books – details here.
Me? I’m heading for the garden. This hedge isn’t going to cut itself after all. Happy Mayo Day everyone.