Sligo and Leitrim prepare for Connacht Minor Championship

The Connacht Minor Football Championship begins this weekend with Sligo receiving a bye for the first round while Leitrim facing an away fixture.

The competition, which is played in a round robin basis with results deciding who qualifies for the provincial semi-finals at the end of May.

Sligo, managed by David Caffrey begin their campaign with a home game against Galway on April 29th.

The 2022 Sligo minor panel includes seven of last year’s historic Connacht Championship winning squad such as St. Mary’s’ Ronan Niland and Owenmore Gaels clubman Dillon Walsh, both of whom started the five-point victory Roscommon in the final.

Leitrim travel to James Stephens Park in Ballina to take on Mayo in Round One. Throw-in is at 7pm.

Adrian Dockery’s side’s first home game is against Roscommon on Friday, May 6th in Carrick-On-Shannon.

Some survivors of last year’s Leitrim Minor panel include goalkeeper Shaun Sheridan of Glencar/ Manorhamilton and St. Mary’s Kiltoghert clubman Ben Guckian.

Connacht GAA will stream all games live here.

2022 Connacht GAA Minor Championship Fixtures (all games at 7pm):

Round 1 22/4/2022

Galway v Roscommon

Mayo v Leitrim

Sligo BYE


Round 2 29/4/2022

Roscommon v Mayo

Sligo v Galway

Leitrim BYE


Round 3 6/5/2022

Leitrim v Roscommon

Mayo v Sligo

Galway BYE


Round 4 13/5/2022

Sligo v Leitrim

Galway v Mayo

Roscommon BYE


Round 5  20/5/2022

Leitrim v Galway

Roscommon v Sligo

Mayo BYE


Semi Finals 27/5/2022

A & B Finals 3/6/2022