MOMENTUM is gathering and excitement building in Westport ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland GAA Intermediate Club Championship Final in Croke Park, and this morning (Friday) the children of the schools in the town took to the streets to will on their heroes.
In a massive show of support, the students from the town’s primary schools along with their teachers, some parents and stewards from the secondary schools, paraded through Westport at 11am, decked in the blue and navy colours of the local GAA team.
With faces painted, drums banging and whistles blowing, they whipped up a frenzy that is certain to last until Sunday at least, when Westport take to the field at GAA headquarters at 3.45pm to take on St Colmcille’s of Meath in what will be their first ever All-Ireland final appearance.
A series of events have been organised in the build up to the final, and Westport is awash with flags and bunting as the hour of destiny draws ever closer for Damian Loftus and his squad and backroom team.
All at The Mayo News wish Westport GAA Club the very best in their quest for All-Ireland glory, and congratulations to the local schools and organisers of this morning’s parade, which has certainly commenced preparations in earnest for what everybody hopes will be a historic weekend for the Westport.