The fixtures have been confirmed by Connacht GAA for this year’s Connacht Minor and Junior Football Championships.
This year’s minor competition will be played in the new U17 grade, and will feature a B competition for the three counties that don’t make the final.
The competition gets underway on Friday, May 4 with Leitrim away to Mayo in Castlebar at 7pm, while Galway host Roscommon.
The following Friday, Sligo host Galway in Markievicz Park at 7pm in their first game, while Roscommon host Mayo.
Round three will then take place after the Leaving Cert exams on Saturday, June 23, with Leitrim hosting Roscommon and Sligo travelling to Mayo.
Round four on Friday, June 29, sees Sligo host Leitrim; and round five on July 6 will feature Sligo away to Roscommon and Leitrim at home to Galway.
The top two teams will clash in the final on July 13, while the teams that finish fourth and fifth will play-off with the winners facing the county that finishes third in the B competition final.
In the Connacht Junior Championship, Mayo and Roscommon will clash in the preliminary round on Wednesday week in Charlestown with the winner facing Leitrim in the semi-finals on Thursday, May 10.
On the other side of the draw, Sligo will be away to Galway on Wednesday, May 9, with the final on May 13 in Castlebar before the Mayo versus Galway senior championship tie.
CONNACHT JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
Preliminary Round Wednesday 2nd May
7.00pm: Finish on the Day
Mayo v Roscommon Venue Charlestown
Referee S Hehir (G)
Standby Referee/Linesman E O Grady (L)
Linesman R Hynes (S)
Standby Referee T J Keaveney (S)
Semi Final Wednesday 9th May
Galway v Sligo
Semi Final Thursday 10th May
Leitrim v Mayo/Roscommon
FINAL SUNDAY 13th MAY @ MacHale Park
Connacht Minor (U 17) Football Championship 2018
Round Robin Format as per Rial 6.21 T.O 2017
First named team at home
Top 2 teams play Final.
A: Team 4 v Team 5
Final: Team 3 v Winners A
Round 1. FRIDAY 4th May
7.00pm: Mayo v Leitrim` Venue: Mac Hale Park, Castlebar
Referee P Daly (R)
Standby Referee P Neilan (R)
Linesman A O Connell (G)
Sideline Official P Mctiernan (R)
7.00pm: Galway v Roscommon Venue; Tuam Stadium
Referee B Judge (S)
Standby referee J Henry (M)
Linesman P Lydon (M)
Sideline Official G McMahon (M)
Round 2 FRIDAY 11th MAY
7.00pm: Sligo v Galway Venue Markievicz Park
Referee D Corcoran (M)
Standby referee E O Grady (L)
Linesman R McBrien (L)
Sideline Official J Glavey (M)
7.00pm: Roscommon v Mayo Venue Hyde Park
Referee M Flaherty(G)
Standby referee J Molloy(G)
Linesman A O Connell (G)
Sideline Official A Coyne (G)
Round 3 Saturday 23rd June
Leitrim v Roscommon
Mayo v Sligo
Round 4 Friday 29th June
Galway v Mayo
Sligo v Leitrim
Round 5 Friday 6th July
Roscommon v Sligo
Leitrim v Galway
FINAL: SATURDAY 13th JULY