Sligo take on New York in the semi-finals of the Connacht Senior Football Championship semi-finals this Saturday, with a win for New York giving them not only an unprecedented place in the Connacht final but also qualification into the All-Ireland series with at least one game to be played in New York. We have all the information on how to watch Sligo v New York right here.
When is Sligo v New York
Sligo welcome New York to Markievicz Park at 14:30 on Saturday 22nd of April
How to watch Sligo v New York
While Sligo v New York won't be broadcast on terrestrial television, GAA GO will have all the action live from Sligo
New York come into this game hot off the back of their nail-biting win against Leitrim in the Bronx two weeks ago, their first win in Championship football. Given the fact that their historic win against Leitrim was their first competitive outing of the season, we have little to judge the Americans on. They took the game to extra time with a late point to level things up and again the teams couldn't be separated. New York eventually won out on penalties in a game that will live long in the memory of New Yorkers.
Just an incredible moment here in the Bronx last night.
New York captain Johnny Glynn reacts after his team made history.
He left everything on the pitch.
(via @JohnWRiordan) pic.twitter.com/hFE47e6QtZ
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) April 9, 2023
Whether that momentum will be enough to see off game-experienced Sligo is a completely different question but New York's win proved that absolutely anything can happen in Championship football.
On the other hand, Sligo had more luck than Leitrim when they travelled to London, beating them 2-20 to 0-12 away from home. They also finished top of Division Four in the football leagues securing themselves promotion into division three and beating Wicklow in the final to take the Trophy home.
Head-to-head there's no doubt about it Sligo are the favourites for this encounter, the way the draw fell beating New York on Saturday is the county's best chance of getting to or even winning a Connacht Championship final in the past number of years. Beating Sligo who have so far answered all the questions asked of them this season will be a huge task for New York but who's to say this mysterious side couldn't cause another huge upset, after all Sligo only beat New York by a mere four points last season.
Both counties named their teams by Friday.
The @sligogaa team to play @NewYorkGAA
in @ConnachtGAA senior championship semi final 2.30 tomorrow. Tickets available online https://t.co/DN00iaFMHs…… Terrace €20, stand €30 (full price for all), Students/OAPs €15, Children U16 €5. The game also live on @GAAGO pic.twitter.com/Sa8FVPhHzu
— Sligo GAA (@sligogaa) April 21, 2023
1 (GK) Michael Cunningham, 2 Jamie Boyle, 3 Alan Campbell, 4 Eoghan Kerin, 5 Bill Maher, 6 Robert Wharton, 7 Shane Brosnan, 8 Johnny Glynn, 9 Gavin O’Brien, 10 Mark Ellis O’Donovan, 11 Adrian Varley, 12 Shane Carthy, 13 Mikey Brosnan, 14 Patrick Boyle,15 Daniel O’Sullivan
Subs: 16 (GK) Adam Loughlin Stones, 17 Matthew Queenan, 18 Killian Butler, 19 Colin Keane, 20 Connell Ahearne, 21 Niall Madine, 22 Jack Reilly, 23 Luke Kelly, 24 Peter Fox, 25 Tiernan Mathers, 26 Shane Bolger
That's all the information you need on how to watch Sligo v New York in the Connacht Senior Football Championship semi-final.
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