Sligo stun Mayo to reach Connacht U20 semi-finals

Reigning Connacht under-20 champions produced a rousing second-half display in Castlebar to knock Mayo out of this year’s championship, and book a semi-final place next Wednesday against Galway, thanks to a 0-14 to 0-9.

Paul Henry’s side looked out-of-sorts by half-time and were trailing 0-7 to 0-3 against a Mayo team who had racked up 10 first-half wides.

The second-half was a totally different affair as Sligo outscored their opponents by 0-11 to 0-2 with Bunninadden’s Luke Marren leading the scoring tally with an impressive 0-6.

Sligo eventually ran out deserving five-point winners.

Manager Paul Henry spoke with reporter Kevin Egan after the win.

Listen back to second-half commentary highlights of the game here.

Roscommon’s 3-16 to 2-6 win over Leitrim in Ballinamore sees them qualify directly for the Connacht final in two week’s time – as they finished with a better scoring difference that Mayo in the standings (both teams were on five points).

Wednesday’s Connacht U20 championship results
Mayo 0-9 Sligo 0-14
Leitrim 2-6 Roscommon 3-16

Semi-final – Wednesday, April 24th
Galway v Sligo

Final – Saturday, May 4th (live on TG4)
Roscommon v Galway/Sligo

Philly McGuinness Cup final – Wednesday, April 24th
Leitrim v Mayo