The minors opened their Connacht championship campaign earlier this evening with a very welcome win, beating the Rossies by 0-12 to 0-8 in McHale Park. Galway edged out Sligo 0-11 to 0-9 in the other match and so Mayo now face Sligo in the semi-finals with Galway playing Roscommon in the other one. I’ve no further details on our match (the need to visit a relative in hospital plus a First Communion party on the road has had me out of commission for the past number of hours) but there’s a post about the Sligo-Galway game on this thread at gaaboard.com. My thanks to the board and to Mayofans.com for posting the result of tonight’s matches so promptly. Aertel is, of course, still in a state of blissful ignorance about this evening’s minor action in Connacht.