Big Day for Capital Stadia

We’ve reached the business end of the Senior Football Championship, with both remaining Ulster sides featuring in a crunch double-header in Croke this afternoon. Tyrone enter as favourites to see off the Dubs whilst Down are underdogs in their encounter with Kerry.

Meanwhile, across the city at the Lansdowne Road Aviva Stadium, history will be made as the first game is played in the impressive new ground as two Development teams composed of players from the four provinces play off in a rugby game.

For those travelling southwards to attend either fixture, the good news is that the journey got that litte bit shorter this week with the opening of the Newry Bypass.

Personally speaking, I fancy a triumphant day for the Ulster sides, with Down springing a surprise over the Kingdom and continuing their traditional supremacy over the Kerrymen in championship battles, whilst Tyrone should have enough to see off a Dublin side that could not even win through in Leinster this year.