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There was plenty of shock on Wednesday evening when it was announced by the Connacht GAA Council that Hyde Park in Roscommon would be the venue for this year's Connacht Senior Football Championship final between Mayo and Sligo. All indications up to that point were that the game would be played in either Castlebar's Elverys MacHale Park or Galway's Pearse Stadium.
Mayo's physical size
Mayo continued their dominance over fiercest Connacht rivals Galway with a hard fought four point win in Salthill last Sunday. Galway, obviously reeling after four successive defeats against the green and red set the tone early on with some big hits as they let the visitors know they were not going to roll over this time around.
It started and ended with a handbags being thrown, but in the seventy odd minutes in between Mayo did what they needed to do and saw off Galway in a sun splashed Pearse Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The main man on the day for Mayo was Aidan O’Shea who put in a show stopping performance where he tormented the Galway defence for the full seventy minutes. The big Breaffy man was hauled to the ground so often in desperation by Galway defenders that his knees will be sore for a few days from the impact of landing.
Ray Silke, our man from south of the border, caught up with a few former players who've been through this particular battle before, to get their thoughts on who will win on Sunday.
Not to be bullied around the middle third
Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept, based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion. If a team plays away one weekend, and has to play the same team six days later, they should surely, based on any loose interpretation of natural justice, be granted a home fixture.
The Mayo GAA players have become the first county to launch an exciting new players fund lotto ahead of their upcoming clash with Galway in Pearse Stadium. It’s a lotto with a difference, as all funds raised through this lotto are ringfenced for the sole purpose of the training and welfare of the county panels from underage up, across all codes both football and hurling. It is a lotto promoted by the players for the benefit of the players.
Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept, based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion.
The only thing that really mattered last Sunday in Carrick-on-Shannon was that Galway won and they left injury free and with no red cards.