At last...........at long last...........the club championship finally gets underway this weekend.
As we all know, 2020 has been a year like no other. In light of all that people have had to endure over the past 6 months, championship games may seem trivial, nevertheless they are very much part of our psyche and for this year in particular, they provide a very welcome distraction from the seemingly endless bad news.
Longwood's involvement kicks off on Friday evening as we host a JFC clash between neighbours Ballivor and Boardsmill.
The real business gets underway on Saturday afternoon, when Longwood tackle a familiar rival in the form of Meath Hill in the opening round of the Intermediate Football Championship. The teams previously clashed in the group stages of the 2018 IFC though Longwood's comprehensive victory on that occasion is likely to have little bearing on this year's encounter. With only the group winners progressing to the knock-out stages, both teams will be looking to get off to a good start.
We wish the players and management team well on Saturday.
Unfortunately current restrictions mean that only 200 (including players/management/stewards/match officials) are permitted to attend the opening round of fixtures. As a result not all Longwood supporters will be able to attend the game. We can only hope that the restrictions are relaxed a little by the time the second round takes place.
Thankfully, as the game is being played in Páirc Tailteann, the game is being streamed live on Meath GAA TV.
This will give many the opportunity to watch the game on their TV - to find out how to access click on https://meath.gaa.ie/meathgaatv/
Maigh Dearmhaí abú!