The county’s U17s captured the Connacht title this evening at MacHale Park, beating Galway by 0-13 to 0-7. It’s Mayo’s first provincial title at this level since 2019 and the win now sees them paired against Kildare next weekend in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
I didn’t get to see the match this evening but, by all accounts, our lads were full value for their six points win. Once again, Ronan Clarke and Niall Hurley were to the fore as the lads backed up their unbeaten run through the round-robin phase by winning the decider. Well done to them on doing so.
Match report from Colm Gannon in the Mayo Advertiser is here.
We’ll have a ‘Final Whistle’ pod providing post-match reaction and analysis from MacHale Park, as well as chat about this morning’s qualifier draw, online in a bit.
Mayo: David Dolan (0-1, free); Rio Mortimer, John MacMonagle, Lorcan Silke; Liam Maloney, Colm McHale, Paul Gilmore; Jack Keane (0-1), Luke Feeney (0-1, mark); James Maheady, Dara Hurley, Diarmuid Duffy; Cathal Keaveney, Ronan Clarke (0-4, three frees), Niall Hurley (0-5). Subs: Conor Kelly for Jack Keane, Dylan Gallagher for Dara Hurley, Zac Collins (0-1) for James Maheady, Séan O’Dowd for Cathal Keaveney, John Finn for Liam Maloney