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Connacht will use Air Dome to stage GAA county senior games when 2022 season begins

The FBD League action starts with Andy Moran’s Leitrim playing Sligo on Tuesday 4 January.
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CONNACHT GAA WILL stage an entire senior inter-county competition in an indoor facility with the 2022 season set to commence in the province in January.

a-view-of-the-connacht-gaa-air-dome The Connacht GAA Air Dome. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The Air Dome at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan in Mayo will be used  for the pre-season FBD league competition.

Four games will take place in a knockout format at the facility, beginning with Andy Moran’s first competitive match at the helm for Leitrim on Tuesday 4 January, when they face Sligo.

andy-moran-interviewed-before-the-game Leitrim manager Andy Moran. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The winners of that game will play a semi-final against Roscommon the following Saturday, while there will be Friday night action for the other semi-final as Mayo meet Galway. The final is down for Friday 14 January.

All games will be live-streamed with counties having 26-player panels and all players allowed see action.

There will be two extra-time periods of 10 minutes each if the teams finish level after normal time and then a Golden Score to decide the result after that if necessary.

FBD League Fixtures 2022

Preliminary Round

  • Leitrim v Sligo – Tuesday 4 January.


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  • Mayo v Galway – Friday 7 January.
  • Leitrim/Sligo v Roscommon – Saturday 8 January.


  • Friday 14 January.

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