Easkey reach first ever All-Ireland Club final

Easkey will contest the All0Ireland junior club final after beating Donegal’s Red Hughs in Sunday’s Semi final, played in Ballinamore.

Dessie Sloyane’s side survived a spirited challenge from the Killygordon me to win by two – and book a Croke Park date with Beaufort of Kerry on Saturday, February 9th.

Listen back to Sunday’s match commentary here:

Match commentators: Liam Maloney & Con O’Meara

The West Sligo men become the first adult male Sligo GAA side to make to reach an All-Ireland club final.

They led Red Hugh’s by 0-7 to 0-3 at half-time, but the Donegal and Ulster champions were always in the hunt. The game’s decisive score came midway through the second-half when James Lindsay found the back of the Red Hugh’s net.

The Donegal champions threw everything at their opponents in a frenetic closing few minutes but Easkey held on to win and make history for themselves – and for Sligo GAA.

Listen back to reaction from Easkey manager Dessie Sloyane and goal hero James Lindsay here:

 

Red Hugh’s manager Seosamh Mac Ceallabhui reflects on the end of their All-ireland adventure:

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