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Brilliant Sligo defeat Mayo in Connacht semi-final, Down book Ulster final place
The Waterford-Clare Munster U20 hurling clash was postponed tonight.

LAST UPDATE | Apr 12th 2023, 9:16 PM


Connacht U20 football semi-final

  • Sligo 0-17 Mayo 1-9

Ulster U20 football semi-final

  • Down 1-17 Monaghan 1-9

Leinster minor football group games

  • Longford 0-3 Kildare 1-9
  • Offaly 2-10 Laois 0-9
  • Meath 0-11 Dublin 2-9
  • Louth 2-13 Westmeath 0-7
  • Wicklow 0-10 Wexford 0-7


REIGNING CHAMPIONS SLIGO repeated the trick against Mayo when winning tonight’s Connacht U20 football semi-final tie at the province’s Centre of Excellence in Bekan.

A fixture that was switched from Castlebar due to adverse weather conditions saw Sligo win out by five points, 0-17 to 1-9.

It follows up last year’s final win where Sligo triumphed against Mayo to win the title for the first time at this level. They’ll now contest the final next Wednesday 19 April against Galway.

Mayo fielded senior players Sam Callinan in defence and Bob Tuohy in midfield, while Fenton Kelly gave them a boost in the first half by scoring what transpired to be the only goal of the game.

But Sligo were ahead 0-9 to 1-4 at the break and eventually had five points to spare at the final whistle. Attackers Luke Marren (0-4), Matt Henry (0-4) and Daire O’Boyle (0-2) pointed the way for Sligo.

daire-oboyle-with-conal-dawson-and-ciaran-boland Evan Treacy / INPHO Sligo's Daire O'Boyle with Mayo's Conal Dawson and Ciaran Boland. Evan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

In Ulster, the Down footballers were victorious at U20 level tonight in their semi-final in Páirc Esler in Newry, seeing off Monaghan 1-17 to 1-9. The result sets up a final showdown with Derry.

Down last won this title in 2022, while Derry’s most recent success was in 2018. It will mark the first Down-Derry final at this grade since 2008.

Oisin Savage scored 1-7 for Down in tonight’s victory while Jamie Doran chipped in with four points off the bench. Attacker Stephen Mooney was Monaghan’s top scorer with 1-4.

The inclement weather conditions forced the postponement of tonight’s Munster U20 hurling game between Waterford and Clare.

The fixture was due to held in the Fraher Field in Dungarvan and has now been re-fixed for tomorrow Thursday 13 April at 7pm.

The Leinster minor football action tonight saw victories for Kildare, Offaly, Dublin, Louth and Wicklow.

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