Mayo’s Connacht U17 Championship campaign continued in a positive vein this evening. In a high-scoring encounter at James Stephens Park in Ballina, Seán Deane’s charges made it three wins from three outings as they overcame Sligo by 2-21 to 3-10.
This latest win secures Mayo’s place in the knockout stages of the provincial Championship. They’re guaranteed at least a place in the semi-final but can go one better and qualify directly for the final if they beat Galway next weekend in their final round-robin match.
For the third week in a row I was unable to catch the U17s in action myself as once again I was on a cross-country drive when the match was on. This means I can’t say a whole load more about this evening’s game, although I gather that Ronan Clarke and Niall Hurley once again played puck in the forward line for us.
As I neared the city on my drive from the west tonight, the ‘Final Whistle’ podcast that Mike Finnerty recorded after this evening’s game, in which he chatted with Nigel Reape, dropped into my Patreon feed. It’s an excellent, informative listen and will provide club members with all the detail they need on this evening’s match and on how the team are going more generally this year.
Well done to the lads on tonight’s great result – now it’s onwards and upwards for the clash against Galway this night week.