On a day where two unfancied Munster counties lit up the senior football championship – and well done to both Clare and Tipperary – the county’s Junior footballers qualified for their second All-Ireland final in a row. This afternoon at O’Connor Park in Tullamore they got the better of Wexford, winning out by 2-10 to 0-10.
I haven’t a whole pile of detail on the ebb and flow of this contest but I know a man who does – Colm Gannon’s match report for the Mayo Advertiser is here.
Congrats to the Juniors on a great win, one that earns them a place in the All-Ireland JFC final. As was the case last year, their opponents in the decider – to be played on 6th August at a venue and time to be confirmed – will be Kerry. The Kingdom lads were level with Lancashire at the break in today’s other semi-final but they pulled away in the second half, running out winners over in Manchester by 4-17 to 3-10.
A round-up report on the two semi-finals by The 42 is here.
In separate news, the Mayo Masters began their championship campaign this afternoon when they took on Sligo in Ballymote. It was a winning start for them too, as they came out on top by 1-12 to 0-11. Well done to them.