Dublin and Mayo set for Croker rematch?
The Mayo v Dublin league fixture abandoned due to dense fog in Castlebar on Saturday night could be replayed in Croke Park at a later date.
With the players barely able to see a yard in front of them as fog shrouded McHale Park on Saturday night, referee Marty Duffy wisely decided to call proceedings to a halt at half-time, meaning that the sides will have to go head to head again before the end of the league campaign.
The CCCC are due to announce details on the rescheduled fixture later today, but according to the Irish Independent today, both James Horan and Pat Gilroy are open to the idea of playing the game at headquarters, even if it means that Mayo will cede home advantage.
"I would have been happy enough to play (on Sunday),” Gilroy said.
“It would have done no harm and been good for fitness to test fellas again. They were willing to play it (on Sunday) but it couldn't be so."
"I think it would be great to play it in Croke Park if they were willing to do it,” he added.
“If we have to come back down, we have to come back down and it will be no big deal. But it would be nice. They would like to get a game in Croke Park in the league, so maybe it can be sorted somewhere along the line. Games come hard and fast now so I'd say it will have to be at the end of the league."
According to the report in the paper, Horan said he "wouldn't mind" playing the rescheduled game in Croke Park, nor would he mind doing so on a Friday night, despite the fact that a Friday night game between the sides was ruled out last year because it would have inconvenienced Mayo players and supporters.
With Sigerson Cup and inter-provincial competitions taking place over the coming weeks, it is hard to predict when exactly the game will take place, but the CCCC are expected to announce details later today.
Until then, we haven’t the foggiest.