Both Sligo and Galway have announced unchanged teams for their Electric Ireland Connacht GAA Minor Football Championship meeting on Sunday. Sligo have had two good wins to date over Leitrim and Roscommon and will be looking to capture a first Minor title since 1968, their last appearance in a final was in 1998 when they were defeated by Leitrim.
Galway’s win over Mayo certainly made everyone sit up and take notice. It was their first win over Mayo at this grade since 2005. Galway will be bidding for a 25th Connacht Title at this grade, they have not captured the Provincial title since 2007 and their most recent final appearance was in 2011.
When these two sides met earlier this year in the Connacht GAA Minor League, it was Sligo who emerged victorious by a goal, 1-9 to 0-9. The last championship encounter between both teams was last year when Galway defeated Sligo in Markievicz Park, 1-13 to 1-7.
The teams announced are;
Sligo: 1. Eamon Kilgannon(St. Farnan’s), 2. Brian Mahon(Owenmore Gaels), 3. Eddie McGuinnes(Tubbercurry), 4. Mark O’Dowd(Enniscrone/Kilglass), 5. Nathan Mullen(Coolaney/Mullinabreena), 6. Finnian Cawley(St. Farnan’s), 7. Sean Power(Drumcliffe/Rosses Point), 8. Darragh Cummins(Calry/St. Josephs), 9. Paul Kilcoyne(St. Mary’s), 10. Liam Gaughan(Tourlestrane), 11. Nathan Rooney(St. Mary’s), 12. Sean Carrabine(Castleconnor), 13. Kyle Cawley(St. Mary’s), 14. Patrick O’Connor(St. Farnans), 15. Michael Gordon(Easkey).
Galway: 1. Ronan Ó Beolain (Micheal Breathnach) 2. Caelom Mulry(Monivea-Abbey) 3. Dylan McHugh(Corofin) 4. Ian Kent(Barna) 5. Sean Kelly(Moycullen) 6. Liam Ó Ceallaigh(An Spideal) 7. John Daly(Mountbellew-Moylough) 8. Colm Ó Braonain(Oileain Arainn) 9. Cillian McDaid(Craughwell) 10. Eric Lee(Oughterard) 11. Conor Marsden(Kilconly) 12. Finnian Ó Laoi(An Spideal) 13. Colin Ryan(Mountbellew-Moylough) 14. Michael Boyle(Killererin) 15. Ryan Forde(Annaghdown)
Final: Electric Ireland Connacht GAA Minor Football Championship
2pm: Sligo v Galway
Sunday 19th July 2015
Dr. Hyde Park.