The big one, Mayo V Donegal in a knock-out All Ireland Quarter Final in MacHale Park on Saturday evening. The prize at stake is a place in an All Ireland Semi Final on the 10th of August. If you told any Mayo supporter that this was the prize on offer after the loss to Roscommon in May, they would have taken your arm off. It’s days like this that supporters live for, we need to make our presence count on Saturday and roar this team over the line.
Donegal will provide formidable opposition on Saturday. They have just done back to back Ulster titles and are playing some very good football. They, as you all know have Stephen Rochford as their coach, he will know everything about these Mayo players, but these Mayo players will know a lot about his tactics / style of play. An intriguing battle awaits us.
From a supporter’s point of view, we need to be at the top of our game on Saturday. We need to show our players and their opposition that our home is a cauldron of colour and noise. Donegal supporters will travel in numbers and will bring great colour with them. We need to take our level of support to the next level.
-If you own a flag / banner, bring it along, it will add to the colour and spectacle of the occasion. The flag is no good left in the attic / shed.
-Wear green and red if you can, this will also add to the spectacle.
-Shout / roar / sing – not just when the team are playing well, we need to get behind our team at all times especially when things are going against us. Never underestimate what a loud and vocal support can do for a team, several Mayo players in the past have referenced this. Bring your voices!
For this game we will be setting up shop on the Albany End of MacHale Park. Our banners will be tied up at the back of the terrace near the stand. If you have banners / flags of your own, please bring them along to add to the colour. We will also be bringing along Nephin Mor to this game for its first outing since the Tipperary game last year. We will surf it from the back to the front of the Albany End terrace before the game starts. The flag will be put away well in advance of the throw in, so rest assured it won’t block your view of the action. If you wish to get involved in holding it up, please make your way to the Albany end at 5:20pm. We will need a lot of hands to hold it up so all help will be greatly appreciated.
Finally safe travel to all supporters heading to the game. Get there safely!
Keep the faith, UP MAYO!
Mayo Independent Supporters Club – 29/07/2019.