Sligo reach women’s All-Ireland quarter-finals

Sligo women’s gaelic footballers are through to the All-Ireland intermediate championship quarter-finals after a 2-12 to 3-6 win against Limerick in their decisive qualifer game on Sunday in Tubbercurry.

The result means Sligo finished top of Group 1 on scoring difference, ahead of Kildare and Down.

Sligo led by 2-7 to 2-3 at half-time with their goals coming from Ruth Goodwin and Sinead Regan. But Limerick threatened in the second-half and hit the Sligo crossbar at one stage. Goalkeeper Noelle Gormley also made a number of important saves.

Sligo caretaker mentor Kathleen Kane spoke to Ocean FM Sport after the game. She, along with Ted Maloney and Olivia Flannery-McLoughlin looked after team affairs on Sunday, in the wake of the departure of joint managers John O’Hara and David Curran.

They left following a recent vote of no-confidence taken by the players.

An emergency meeting of the Sligo LGFA executive was held last Thursday.

Caretaker selector Kathleen Kane gave this assessment of a turbulent week after the game:

Sligo now play Offaly in the last eight. The midlanders beat Danny Clarke’s Leitrim by 2-13 to 5-3 in Group 4 on Saturday to book their passage to the knockout stages.