The minors have made it to the Connacht final: they beat Leitrim by 2-12 to 1-7 in this afternoon’s semi-final, which concluded a few minutes ago at Markievicz Park. They now face Galway in the final in two weeks time, with the venue for the decider dependent on who wins the senior replay between Sligo and Galway that’ll get underway at Markievicz shortly.
Today’s win by the minors also means that, regardless of how the Connacht final goes, they’ve qualified for the All-Ireland quarter-finals. It’d still be good to win it, though, as this would be (a) a three-in-row at minor level in Connacht for us, (b) a win over Galway (which is always to be welcomed, however and whenever it happens) and (c) would result in a match against a defeated finalist from another province rather than a champion.
I haven’t got much more info on today’s match and I’m only connected to the wider world via so-called mobile broadband – aka BMH (i.e. Broadband My Hole) – using my iPhone as I’m still down in Clare. There should be some match reports up on the web later on tonight from those likely lads in the Mayo News and the Mayo Advertiser but Colm Gannon from the latter organ was tweeting earlier on to say that he and other members of the Fourth Estate had been denied access to the press box at Markievicz Park earlier on so the usual superb service from him as regards rapidly filed match reports may not apply in this instance.