McDonnell says Sligo need to step up a level to tackle Galway

Sligo captain Kevin McDonnell says that Sunday’s Connacht semi-final against Galway will be a massive step-up for his side.

The Yeats County retained their Division 3 status in the national league with a morale-boosting defeat of Derry, before beating London in Ruislip in the championship.

But the Castleconnor midfielder says that an in-form Galway side will present a very different challenge…

Galway corner back Eoghan Kerin says they’ll be wary of Sligo in this Sunday’s Connacht semi-final at Pearse Stadium.

The Tribesmen followed up on a successful league campaign by beating Mayo in their Connacht quarter-final.

Speaking at the launch of AIB’s extension to their sponsorship of the Football Championship by five years, Kerin said Sligo have a history of upsetting the odds in this fixture.

Sunday’s game is live on Ocean FM from 3.30pm on Sunday, with Tomás Clarke and Tommy Breheny providing coverage in association with