The Juniors came through this evening’s Connacht semi-final clash against Sligo, winning out by 2-8 to 2-5 in the match played at the Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA pitch. They’ll now face Galway in the provincial final later in the month.
I was only following this evening’s contest on Twitter so I have just the bare bones of what happened. Here, then, is the social media version of tonight’s action.
Sligo struck the first score of the evening in the form of a goal by David Quinn. Despite playing into a significant wind, however, our lads battled back and helped by a goal from Ronan Malee they went in at the break leading by 1-5 to 1-2.
Two further points after the resumption left the visitors well on top with twenty minutes to go. From then until the end of normal time, however, it was all Sligo as the home side clocked up a further 1-3 without reply to lead by one.
It was, though, our lads who had the final say. The man doing the saying in stoppage time was Hollymount/Carramore’s Darren Coen who scored a penalty goal and then followed it up with a point from play, to seal a three-point win for the defending provincial champions on a 2-8 to 2-5 scoreline.
Galway overcame Leitrim by 1-15 to 1-7 in tonight’s other Connacht JFC semi-final and so it’s the Tribesmen our lads will play in this year’s Connacht final. That JFC decider has been fixed for Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon on 22nd May, where it’ll be the curtain-raiser to the Leitrim/Roscommon SFC quarter-final.