Two provincial finals played in Ulster today confirmed Mayo’s next opponents in both the LGFA Senior football Championship and the Minor football Championship.
The LGFA Ulster Championship was won today by Donegal, who beat Armagh in the final at Owenbeg by 1-10 to 0-9. The result was a bit of a surprise and it means that Armagh will be in our group, along with Laois, in the upcoming round-robin stage of the Championship.
The Ulster MFC final was also on today and, like its Senior equivalent, it took a penalty shootout to decide who left with the silverware. This provincial decider was played at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh, today and it finished level after extra-time on a scoreline of 3-9 for Monaghan to 1-15 for Derry. Derry won the shootout 4-2, and this means it’s Monaghan we’ll be facing in the All-Ireland quarter-final the weekend after next (date, time and venue to be confirmed).