The Connacht Championship gets underway this weekend with two fixtures taking place 3,500 miles apart!
Galway travel to Ruislip to play London on Sunday in what will be the opening match of the 2019 Championship, throw in 3.00pm. The winners will take on Sligo in the Connacht Semi Final on June 2nd. On the otherside of the Atlantic, Mayo face New York which throws in at 2.15pm local time. The winners of this game will play either Roscommon or Leitrim in Connacht semi-final on 25 May.
Galway: Rory Lavelle; Eoghan Kerin, Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh, David Wynne; Liam Silke, John Daly, Gary O’Donnell; Tom Flynn, Michael Daly; Antoine O’Laoi, Padraic Cunningham, Johnny Heaney; Ian Burke, Shane Walsh, Danny Cummins
London: Gavin McEvoy, Philip Butler, Matthew Moynihan, Conor O’Neill, David Carrabine, Michael Clarke, Eoin Flanagan, Anthony McDermott, Liam Feerick, Mark Gottsche, Liam Gavaghan, Barry Tully, Conor Doran, Fearghal McMahon, Killian Butler
Mayo: Robert Hennelly; Chris Barrett, Brendan Harrison, Keith Higgins; Patrick Durcan (captain) Lee Keegan, James McCormack; Matthew Ruane, Aidan O’Shea; Evan Regan, Jason Doherty, Fergal Boland; Kevin McLoughlin, Darren Coen, James Carr.
New York: Vinny Cadde, Michael Creedon, Gerard McCarten, Robert Gorman, Paddy Boyle, Michael Naughton, Matthew Queenan, Cathal Compton, Sean Hurley, Shane Hogan, Luke Kelly, Daniel McKenna, David Freeman, Niall Madine, Peter Hatzer