Sligo ladies reach Connacht final

Eight days after their national league final loss to Meath, Sligo women’s gaelic footballers bounced back with an emphatic 4-15 to 3-7 win against Leitrim in last Sunday’s Connacht LGFA intermediate championship game, played at Tourlestrane.

The match was played at 11am on Sunday morning, presumably to accommodate Leitrim supporters who wanted to travel to the men’s match in Roscommon later in the afternoon.

Two years after they contested an All-Ireland quarter-final, this was Leitrim ladies first championship game.

Listen to Liam Maloney’s match report here:

There are just three counties contesting the Connacht intermediate football championship. Sligo have now qualified for the provincial final on June 23.

For Leitrim, they get a second chance next Sunday against holders Roscommon in the second semi-final.

The winners of Sunday’s semi-final clash qualify straight for the Connacht Final on Sunday June 23, with the losers having just seven days to recover before they take on reigning Connacht Intermediate champions Roscommon in the second semi-final.