Galway U20 manager Jeffrey Lynskey celebrates their win with Jason O'Donoghue. Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Leinster and Connacht GAA announce details of inter-county finals over Christmas and New Year

The games will take place on the weekend of 2-3 January.

LEINSTER AND CONNACHT GAA have confirmed the fixture details for their minor and U20 finals over Christmas and the New Year, after the weekend’s semi-final action.

The schedule will begin in Connacht with the minor football decider next Tuesday 29 December between Roscommon and Sligo. Throw-in is at 7.30pm for a game in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan.

Roscommon booked their place with a 2-13 to 0-11 semi-final victory over Galway on Friday night while Sligo defeated Mayo by 1-9 to 1-7 yesterday afternoon.

Three Leinster provincial finals have been pencilled in for the first weekend of the New Year on 2-3 January.

The main game will be the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U20 hurling final with Galway facing Dublin on Sunday 3 January in O’Moore Park in Portlaoise at 4pm. Friday night’s semi-finals saw Galway overcome Kilkenny by 0-19 to 1-11 and Dublin take down Wexford on a scoreline of 1-19 to 1-10

Then in the Electric Ireland minor championships both finals will be held that weekend. The minor hurling decider is down for Saturday 2 January with Kilkenny playing Offaly in Portlaoise.

Yesterday saw Kilkenny defeat Wexford by 0-23 to 1-14 in their semi-final while Offaly ran out 2-18 to 1-8 victors over Westmeath.

And the minor football showdown is on the Sunday with Meath playing Offaly in Parnell Park at 2pm. Meath saw off Laois by 2-10 to 1-7 in their semi-final on Saturday while Offaly beat Kildare by 2-10 to 2-7.

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