With all the brouhaha surrounding the seniors today, the minors haven’t got much of a look-in. Enda Gilvarry’s charges are deserving of a mention, however, as they were in action today at Pearse Stadium in the Connacht MFC decider.
The windy and wet conditions at Salthill today weren’t conducive to flowing football but the Galway lads coped better and they led pretty much from start to finish. Our lads eventually came off second best on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-6.
I wasn’t at the game and I wasn’t in a position to follow it too closely either but I know a man who was and who did: Colm Gannon’s match report for the Mayo Advertiser is here.
Commiserations to the minors who now go on to face the Leinster champions in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. This will be either Kildare or Laois – their provincial final is on next weekend – and it’ll take place at a date, time and venue to be decided over the August Bank Holiday weekend.