Connacht U20 semi-final is on tomorrow evening

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The matches are coming thick and fast right now. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Connacht SFC semi-final against Leitrim at MacHale Park, the focus switches to Tuam tomorrow evening. It’s there, at St Jarlath’s Park (to give it its infrequently used formal name), that we take on Galway in the Connacht U20 Championship semi-final.

The game throws in at 7pm tomorrow evening. It’s being streamed live by Connacht GAA (€10 pay-per-view, link for that here), with Midwest also providing live radio commentary on the match.

I can’t say much more in the way of previewing the game, as I’m not sufficiently up to speed on either panel. Galway can, I know, call on once again this year the bulk of the playing personnel from last year’s All-Ireland winning team, though they have lost a few of these – notably Paul Kelly – due to their involvement with the Seniors.

This means that the home team go into this knockout tie as favourites. They’ll also be aiming for a third straight Connacht Championship victory over us at this level.

If you haven’t listened to it yet, we previewed this U20 fixture in the Leitrim preview episode of the Mayo News podcast, the SoundCloud link for which is here (the U20 preview segment starts at 47:40). As we’ll be recording the Leitrim review episode after the game has been played tomorrow evening we’ll be able to review the U20 match then as well, with that podcast episode going online on Wednesday.

The best of luck to Maurice Sheridan and his U20 charges in tomorrow evening’s big game.

11 thoughts on “Connacht U20 semi-final is on tomorrow evening

  1. All the best to the U20s tomorrow evening We are well due a win over Galway at this level. Any idea of the Mayo squad for the game.

  2. No mention of the game on Mayo GAA website that I can see never mind a team or panel. Talk about games promotion !!!! Or respect for the players giving their commitment. Good luck to the lads involved anyway.

  3. Galway have eight starting from last year’s final. But in truth the seven they have lost are in the strongest half of last year’s team. So we don’t really know where either side is at. The loss of Paul Kelly and Cathal Sweeney you’d think hurts them more than us losing singular Enda Hession. Galway do however a good pick of strong clubs and players at this grade .
    Confirmed that Mayo are captained by Jack Mahon from Charlestown. Jack is an exciting player with an eye for goal.

  4. AndyD Live streaming of the match this evening. Mayo Gaa has been advertising this.

  5. Whats the story with attending, can you pay at the gate or is it tickets does anyone know

  6. Tickets sold out in five mins , I was told Sunday.

    Also told not to expect a lot , galway raging hot favs to win this . But shur it’s hard to tell . Best of luck to the lads tonight .

  7. Looks like Sheridan is building a team for next year,very young mayo team with a lot of 2019 minors onboard
    Won’t lack fight and have won a Connacht final there two years ago
    This might not be their year but next year is looking good to maybe go all the way

  8. Big chance for Mayo this evening. Galway have a good chunk of last year’s All-Ireland winning side still there this year but they have lost maybe their 3 best eligible players in Paul Kelly and Cathal Sweeney who have already jumped to the seniors and James McLaughlin who seems to be injured for them. Would have made Galway warm favourites with all those available but without them it certainly gives Mayo a decent chance.

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