Six-point defeat for Sligo Minors

Six-point defeat for Sligo

Galway 0-13 Sligo 0-7

Sligo concluded their Connacht Minor League campaign in Tuam last Saturday evening, where champions Galway sealed the title with a six-point win.

In the last game for both sides prior to the start of the Connacht Minor Championship, Sligo now turn their attention to a semi-final meeting with Leitrim in June.

As in their loss to Mayo in the previous round, Sligo struggled in the opening period here and Galway amassed a 0-8 to 0-1 lead by the half-time whistle. Sligo’s sole first half score came from a Barry Gorman free after six minutes, but the home side dominated proceedings to lead by seven points at the break.

The situation improved for Sligo soon after half time with points from Niall Colsh and Brian Cox, but a red card for Red Óg Murphy after 40 minutes halted David Cummins’ side momentum.

From there Sligo to their credit battled hard and added four further points through Colsh (2), Conal Ryan and Barry Gorman, but Galway always looked in control and ran out six-point winners.

It was Sligo’s second loss of the campaign – they finished third in the standings with three wins from their five games.

Sligo: Daniel Lyons; Oisin Conlon, Josh Ellis, Evan Lyons; Colm Doddy, Brian Cox (0-1), Rory McHugh; Evan Lavin, Barry Gorman (0-2, 1f); James Carroll, Niall Colsh (0-3), Luke Towey; Red Óg Murphy, Ciaran O’Dowd, Karl McKenna. Subs used: Jake Stephenson, Joe McMunn, Conal Ryan (0-1), Roland Anderson, Cian Brett 



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