Right, let’s start with some positivity – it’s a Bank Holiday Monday and the sun is shining outside. And next spring – if it’s in the spring that the National League next year will be contested – we’ll get to rub shoulders with all our besties from the qualifiers. Clare, Cork, Down, Kildare – what a fun we’ll have together.
Okay, that didn’t really work. We did get relegated yesterday and there’s plenty of media coverage on the end of our 23-year unbroken stay in Division One. Here’s what’s online about the game.
The Mayo News football podcast episode reviewing yesterday’s match will be online a bit later today. The Man of the Match poll here on the site is still open, with Tommy Conroy pretty much bolted-on for the award at this stage. If you haven’t yet voted in the poll, though, there’s still plenty of time to do so.
Let’s aim to finish on a high, though – the county’s hurlers recorded an emphatic win over Monaghan in their opening Rackard Cup match on Saturday. There are reports on the win in the Mayo Advertiser, Western People and Irish Independent, while Ciara Buckley has a great gallery of action shots from the encounter in Clontibret – here.
The draw for the Rackard Cup semi-finals (at least that’s what I think they are, though they’ve been styled as ‘Round 2A’ so I could be wrong) was made yesterday and our opponents there are, you’ve guessed it, Tyrone. Match details have yet to be confirmed but it’ll be played at some point next weekend.