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Connacht semi-final called off due to Covid with Munster hurling tie to be televised

Padraig Pearse’s of Roscommon and Galway champions Mountbellew-Moylough will have to wait at least a week before squaring off.

Dr Hyde Park was due to host the encounter this weekend.
Dr Hyde Park was due to host the encounter this weekend.
Image: Evan Logan/INPHO

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 4:40 PM

THE CONNACHT COUNCIL will meet tonight to fix a new date for the provincial senior football semi-final between Padraig Pearses of Roscommon and Galway champions Mountbellew-Moylough.

The clash was due to go ahead at Hyde Park on Sunday but has been called off due to a Covid outbreak. It’s expected that the game will be rescheduled for the following weekend. The other semi-final between Knockmore of Mayo and Sigo’s Tourlestrane takes place on Saturday week in Ballina. The final is scheduled for the second or third weekend in January.

Padraig Pearses versus Mountbellew-Moylough was due to be TG4′s early game on Sunday, followed by the Tipperary senior hurling final replay (3:15pm).

philip-mahony-celebrates-scoring-a-goal Philip Mahony celebrates a goal for Ballygunner against Ballyea in 2018. Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

The station will instead broadcast the Munster club hurling tie featuring Ballygunner and Ballyea, which throws in at 1.15pm in Cusack Park in Ennis.

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Both Padraig Pearse’s and Mountbellew-Moylough are chasing their first Connacht title. Pearse’s were beaten by Corofin in the 2019 final, having won their first ever Roscommon title.

Mountbellew-Moylough recently bridged a 35-year gap to win their fifth Galway crown and won their first ever game in the Connacht championship when they defeated Sean O’Heslin’s from Leitrim in the quarter-finals last weekend by 0-16 to 2-8.

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