Well, what a past few days that has been! Following lots of debate and arguments, Mayo will now play Kildare in their Round Three Qualifier in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, on Saturday the 30th of June 2018 at 19:00pm.
St Conleth’s Park is a small, but atmospheric ground and no doubt it will be rocking on Saturday evening. The capacity for this game has been set at 8,200. From our calculations, there will be roughly 6,000 Mayo supporters in the ground come throw in time on Saturday evening. Mayo have in or around 4,000 season tickets, add that in with the allocation of 1,500 going to the clubs and those who had already bought tickets for Croke Park, this will be more like a home game than an away game in terms of supporters on the terraces. We need to make this count. At the moment, Mayo have a hard-core support of about 10,000 -11,000, meaning there will be about 4,000 very disappointed supporters come throw in time.
The lucky 6,000 or so need to make as much noise and bring as much colour as possible. Kildare and their supporters will be well up for this game and as supporters we need to quieten the lily white roar come 7pm on Saturday evening. We’ll be gathering on the Dressing Room End Terrace. (Town End). If you wish to join in with the noise and colour, bring flags and banners to that terrace and let’s roar our lads to victory. Everyone is welcome to join in. Nephin Beg will be in attendance and we’ll display it before the game. Nephin Mor won’t be there as it is much too big for the terraces of Newbridge.
Finally, safe travel to everyone heading down to Newbridge. Please leave home for Newbridge in plenty of time as it is a notorious black spot for traffic on match days, add this in with the fact that there is a major horse racing event at The Curragh, traffic in the general Newbridge area will be a lot heavier than normal. Enjoy the game and UP MAYO!