Mayo's defence of their U21 Connacht and All-Ireland titles will start with a tough assignment away to Galway this coming Saturday. Galway hammered Leitrim by a whopping 23-point margin in their refixed preliminary round match in Ballinasloe on Saturday, winning by 3-20 to 0-6.
My thanks again to the excellent Leitrim GAA website for providing this result, the only place where I could find any mention of it, either on the web or in the papers. You have to admire the way that Leitrim GAA provide details of matches such as this week after week, despite the fact that, so often, the results don't go their way. The official Mayo GAA website is, by comparison, a bloody joke. It's poorly laid-out and never contains any timely information. Leave it to the Western, lads!
So, a full weekend of football lies ahead for the county. An U21 clash with the Old Enemy on Saturday and what promises to be a real humdinger of an NFL match with the Dubs on Sunday. And the clocks have gone forward: Summer football is drawing ever nearer.