In what sounds like was anything but a fully varnished performance, Mike Solan’s U21 team succeeded in doing what a Mayo U21 team has failed to do for the last seven years: qualify for a Connacht final. A four-goal burst, two in each half, proved good enough to account for Leitrim in this evening’s Connacht semi-final at Carrick-on-Shannon, where the visitors ran out 4-12 to 0-15 winners at the finish.
They now go on to play Roscommon in the decider on April 2nd at Hyde Park. The Rossies beat Sligo convincingly in today’s other semi-final tie and they’ll be chasing a Connacht three-in-a-row when they face our lads in the decider early next month.
In today’s other match at Carrick, by the way, the minors played out an 0-11 each draw against Leitrim.