Sligo minor hurlers reach All-Ireland final

Sligo’s under-17 hurlers have qualifed for the final of the Celtic Challenge Michael Feery Cup following Saturday’s 3-21 to 3-11 victory over Meath at Markievicz Park.

The home side trailed by four points at half-time (1-8 to 0-7) but they produced an inspired second half of hurling, scoring 3-14 to emerge victorious by 10 points.

The Celtic Challenge was established in 2016 and is the only competition in Hurling that has teams from all 32 counties participating.

The ethos is a developmental one with teams initially competing at group stages. Depending then on results teams are graded for the knockout stages giving all an opportunity to compete at their own level.

Sligo now await the winners of the Mayo-Kildare semi-final in the Corn Michael Feery final.

Elswhere, Sligo senior hurlers completed their Christy Ring Cup campaign on Saturday in Newbridge with a 2-23 to 2-14 loss to in-form Kildare, who finish top of the group and have qualified for the Christy Ring Cup final.

Christy Ring Cup result
Kildare 2-23 Sligo 2-14

Corn Michael Feery U-17 semi-final
Sligo 3-21 Meath Royals 3-11.