Couple of games from Croke today, my mother's county Roscommon up against Cavan in the Div 2 league final and then Galway break out their minging hearts coloured tops to take on the Dubs in the Div 1 decider.
It's been a good league campaign for the Rossies and they'll compete in the top division next year, taking the place of Donegal which has led to some good craic between certain factions of my family...
As my Donegolian cousin pointed out midweek the league means nothing and it's all about the All Ireland, but still
Interesting football ties in all 4 provinces today. I'm hoping Roscommon beat Leitrim in the Connacht semi. Surprising that the Ulster QF between Down & Antim in Newry has been scheduled to clash with the CL final as it'll surely hit the attendance given the amount of Liverpool fans over here.
No surprise it was a bit of a stroll for the Rossies today, 10-24 in Carrick on Shannon. Sets up an interesting Connacht final if, as expected, Galway beat Sligo next week. Either way I'm going to head down for the final on 17th June as it'll be one set of my relatives up against another
Watching the first half of Down v Antrim which is available on the iplayer in NI. Currently 9-5 to Down.
Edit- goal for Down. They look a lot stronger than Antrim.
Ooft some pretty dodgy decisions in the Waterford Tipperary hurling match there. Hard to tell from the replays whether the late point was over or not but the goal was a shocker- never over the line! Like an inverse Oli Shaw moment.
I've purchased a terracing ticket for this Saturday's Galway v Clare Hurling semi final at Croke Park. Will be cheering on Galway and looking forward to my first experience of watching the sport live at Croker.
Enjoying a few beers in Gills bar near the stadium. Completely mixed with fans and there is no segregation of fans at ground - a completely different experience to what we are accustomed to. Be interesting to see if itís all as civilised once the game kicks off later, but I suspect it will be.