Sligo hurlers made a winning start to their competitive season on Tuesday evening in the Connacht GAA Air Dome with an impressive 1-32 to 1-23 victory over Mayo in the new pre-season provincial hurling competition, played at the NUI Galway Connacht GAA Air Dome in Bekan.
Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch’s second-half goal was instrumental in a nine-point winning margin for the Yeats County.
The critical score as Tony O’Kelly Lynch sets up brother Gerard for the goal that gave @sligogaa the final quarter lead they never relinquished pic.twitter.com/tBPwy9dnzX
— Sligo GAA (@sligogaa) January 18, 2022
The other semi-final between Leitrim and Roscommon will be played on Wednesday evening (7:30pm) with the final fixed for the Air Dome on Saturday.
The match also marked a Sligo debut for midfielder Patrick Foley, who’s a native of Clarinbridge in Galway.
Sligo manager Padraig Mannion spoke to Ocean FM’s John Lynch after the win:
Connacht hurling league semi-finals
Sligo 1-32 Mayo 1-23
Leitrim v Roscommon (Wednesday).