Mayo’s senior footballers have written to the GAA requesting their Allianz Division 1 final be played on Saturday week.
According to the Irish Examiner, a county source confirmed player representatives issued a letter to the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) asking that they may consider arranging the match on April 1 as opposed to a day later. Mayo’s Connacht SFC quarter-final takes place against Roscommon in Castlebar on April 9.
Unbeaten Mayo, who qualified for their third final in five years courtesy of beating Donegal last weekend, articulated their concern about the quick turnaround between the games. The Roscommon game will be their fourth game in as many weekends, their seventh in eight weekends.
An official request for a specific date has to be made by the Mayo County Board. It remains to be seen if one could be facilitated as broadcasters TG4 have organised live slots for both days with Division 3 and 4 finals usually taking place on Saturday and the Division 1 and 2 matches on Sunday.