Easkey’s prospects of a football and hurling county championship double in Sligo in 2022 remain intact following’s Saturday’s Connacht Gold intermediate semi-final victory over St Pat’s at Markievicz Park, on a final scoreline of 3-11 to 1-13.
The sea blues now await the winners of Sunday’s second semi-final between Bunninadden and St Molaise Gaels (4:30pm).
The game marked the 125th championship appearance by Easkey’s Noel McGuire in his 28th season as an adult footballer for the west Sligo club.
Enniscrone/Kilglass and Geevagh preserved their intemediate championship status for next year, following respective relegation play-off wins against Ballymote and St John’s.
The latter two clubs will now contest the intermediate relegation final, with the loser set to make the drop to junior championship football in 2023.
In Saturday’s Homeland senior football relegation semi-finals, Tubbercurry made sure of senior football at Kilcoyne Park in 2023 with a 13-point victory over Coolaney/Mullinbreena in Tourlestrane.
Despite losing all four of their group matches in the senior championship this summer, St Farnan’s made sure of their senior championship status for at least another year with a spirited four-point win over Curry in Cloonacool.
St Molaise Gaels junior footballers are through to the ‘A’ final following Saturday’s two point win against Owenmore Gaels.
Connacht Gold IFC semi-final result
Easkey 3-11 St Pat’s 1-13
Bunninadden v St Molaise Gaels – Sun, 4:30pm
Homeland SFC relegation semi-finals
Tubbercurry 4-18 Coolaney/Mullinabreena 2-11
Curry 1-13 St Farnan’s 1-17
Connacht Gold IFC relegation semi-finals
Enniscrone/Kilglass 2-10 Ballymote 0-10
Geevagh 1-8 St John’s 0-8
Connacht Gold Junior ‘A’ football semi-final
St Molaise Gaels 2-12 Owenmore Gaels 1-13.