Hurlers lose out to Leitrim in the Dome

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The football challenge against Sligo in Ballina wasn’t the only match involving the county yesterday. A bit later in the day over at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, Mayo’s hurlers were in Connacht Hurling League action in the Dome against Leitrim.

Mayo went into this first outing of 2023 shorn of the significant services of the Tooreen contingent – who are all busily preparing for Saturday week’s All-Ireland Intermediate hurling final at Croke Park – so, as co-manager Tom Phillips explained afterwards (here), this meant handing game time to players from Caiseal Gaels, Moytura and Ballintubber.

Leitrim, who beat us in the Shield final of this competition last year, were obviously well up for yesterday’s match in the Dome. They ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 4-23 to 1-18, thanks in no small part to a hat-trick of goals from Joe Murray. Match report from the Leitrim Observer is here.

5 thoughts on “Hurlers lose out to Leitrim in the Dome

  1. Commiserations to our hurlers, hopefully the return of the Tooreen contingent after the All-Ireland will strengthen them considerably.

    Bit of a random enquiry here, but does anyone know when is the next year that Mayo travel to London for the Connacht SFC? Please and thanks.

  2. It Means Nothing To Me: It used to be every five years on rotation. So last time Mayo were in London was 2016, next one will be 2026 unless there’s a change. Covid meant London missed out on the championship in 2021.

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