Sligo beaten in Philly McGuinness league final

There was no joy for the Sligo under-20 gaelic footballers in Thursday’s Philly McGuinness Development League final in Bekan as four Westmeath goals edged them to a three-point victory on a final scoreline of 4-11 (23) to 2-14 (20).

The midlanders led by six points at the interval  – and while Sligo did manage to close the gap to two points in the closing stages – Westmeath’s fourth goal, in added time, sealed victory.

Nonetheless, this warm-up competition will have been a useful exercise for Dessie Sloyan’s side.

They enjoyed three victories in the group stages as they prepare for the start of the Connacht under-20 football championship later this year.

View Sligo GAA’s picture gallery of Thursday’s final here.

The competition is named in memory of former Mohill and Leitrim footballer Philly McGuinness, who died in 2011 from a head injury sustained in a club game.

Philly McGuinness U20 Development League final result
Westmeath 4-11 Sligo 2-14.