Having tasted provincial success at U20 level for the very first time last year, Sligo this evening backed this up by retaining their Connacht U20 crown. They beat Galway in the Connacht final played at Tuam Stadium this evening by 0-14 to 0-13, scoring the final three points of the game, with the winning score fisted over by Dylan Walsh deep in stoppage time.
If last year’s maiden provincial title had an air of smash-and-grab about it, there can be no quibbles about the the Yeats County’s claim to U20 primacy this time around. To win this one, they had to beat Roscommon, ourselves and Galway in successive weeks so there’s no question but that they’re deserving Connacht champions at U20 level this year.
Congrats to Sligo on their provincial success and the best of luck to them in the All-Ireland semi-final, where they’ll face either Cork or Kerry.