Connacht Ladies championship to be decided on Sunday

Connacht Ladies preview.

Connacht Ladies to be decided on Sunday Next.

Galway play Roscommon on Sunday next in Dr. Hyde Park at 3.00 in
the TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship, the result will determine
who will play for the Connacht Final plus guarantee a place for
two teams in the All Ireland quarter final. As yet no one team Mayo,
Roscommon or Galway have secured any position. Mathematics’ may
decide the qualifiers.

As for the game next Sunday Galway and Roscommon play open fast
football which may result in a high scoring classy game. Roscommon
and Galway have played Mayo in recent weeks, Galway snatching victory
by one point 0-9 to 0-8 the first time in twenty-six years, Roscommon
on the other hand had Mayo on the rack until a late Diane O’Hora
goal divided the teams 1-12 to 0-12.

The Gap that existed in the West has now vanished. Hard work by
managers Martin McDermott and PJ Fahy with the assistance of selectors
and trainers has inspired their panels of players to greater levels
of achievement. With the advantage of home venue and the coaching
of the very unassuming Martin McDermott Roscommon will have to be
slight favourites but I am sure that Galway’s management team and
players will strive very hard to secure a place in the next round
of the Championship.

TG4 Connacht Junior Championship semi-finals

Both TG4 Connacht Ladies football Championship semi-finals takes
place next Saturday July 24th Mayo versus Sligo in Charlestown at
2.00 and Galway versus Leitrim in Tuam stadium at 6.00. Sligo defending
Champions have looked very strong this year. With a very young panel
on board and close management it seems they are still the team to
keep an eye on. Mayo on the other hand have been steadily developing
their underage structure and were rewarded with a number of successes
and now this is beginning to whittle on to the junior panel. Despite
the home advantage the nod must be with Sligo.

Galway with a home advantage and a very young developing team may
cause trouble to a notable Leitrim team who always perform well
at Junior level. Galway had a poor run in the league but since have
made good progress with a good victory over Roscommon. Despite a
lack of numbers of new underage talent in Leitrim their ability
to perform well in Junior Championship has to be commended. Experience
and physically Leitrim have the advantage but the victory may sway
in Galway’s favour.

Kevin Curley Connacht Ladies Football PRO.

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