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It is a busy weekend of action for both the Mayo senior and junior champions, with Ballintubber fresh from winning their first senior county title looking to book their place in the Connacht final on Sunday against Galway champions Killererin in Tuam Stadium at 2.30pm. When James Horan’s men are getting ready for throw in on Sunday, Frank McHale’s Parke side will be just coming up to half time in their Connacht Junior Final against Leitrim side Eslin in McHale Park, hoping that they are on their way to booking a spot in the All Ireland series.
It does not seem so long ago when many of our young GAA players had to leave our shores in droves and head off to cities around the world seeking employment. Many of them were helped to integrate in their new surroundings by joining the GAA clubs in the vicinity or, in some cases, by establishing new GAA clubs themselves.
Anyone watching the Killererin team bus pull up to the back gates of Pearse Stadium behind their Garda escort a good hour before the senior throw-in last Sunday afternoon knew they meant business. They were there to collect.
Those in charge of setting the fixture list for division one of next years National Football League must see an end in sight for the log running planning dispute surrounding the redevelopment of McHale Park. The official fixture list for the league has Mayo pencilled in to open their account in the league at home to All Ireland finalists Down on Saturday February 5.
History will be made next Sunday in Pearse stadium at 4pm when Killererin and Corofin come face to face in a county senior final for the first time.
We were not at all surprised last Saturday evening when it took extra-time to separate these two near neighbours in a keenly-fought and exciting county semi-final.
This was a game that Moycullen will really regret losing. They had some great goal opportunities to put themselves into the county semi-final, but they did not take any of them.
Killererin v Moycullen
Sixteen senior teams are in action this weekend to decide which will advance to the quarter-finals of the senior championship.