Sligo came from behind to beat a very brave New York team in the Bronx this evening in the opening match of the 2017 Connacht football championship.
New York 1-13 Sligo 1-21
Kyle Cawley scored a goal with five minutes to play which secured victory for The Yeats county, but they were trailing by a point after 50min when Eugene McVery scored a goal for New York.
Stephen Coen and Adrian Marren had great games for Sligo and kept them in the game when New Yorks Danny Sutcliff was getting on top.
Sligo will now play Mayo in two weeks time in what will be a massive challenge but one the Niall Carew will be looking forward to playing.
We will have a full review of the match on Monday, click here for the live gaa commentary of the match
Sligo – A Devaney (0-1’45); R Donovan, C Harrison, E McHugh; Keelan Cawley (0-1), Brendan Egan, J Kelly; P O’Connor (0-2), A McIntyre; N Ewing (0-1), M Breheny (0-5, 3f), Kyle Cawley (1-1, 0-1f); S Coen (0-3f), P Hughes, A Marren (0-5, 2f). Subs: C Breheny for J Kelly (BC), D Kelly (0-2) for P Hughes, N Gaughan for Brendan Egan, S Gilmartin for P O’Connor, C Henry for M Breheny, D Cummins for Kyle Cawley.
New York – V Cadden; T Cunniffe, D Cunnane, P Witherow; G McCartan, D Culhane (0-1), K Quinn; B Gallagher, S Hogan (0-1); D Sutcliffe; C McGraynor (0-2’45), R Wherity (0-1); D McKenna (0-1), S O’Connor, E McVerry (1-5, 0-5f). Subs: E Flanagan for D Cunnane, P Boyle (0-1) for G McCartan, K Connolly (0-1) for C McGraynor, D Freeman for S Hogan, E Ward for S O’Connor, R McGinley for T Cunniffe.
— Connacht GAA (@ConnachtGAA) May 7, 2017
Full time from Gaelic Park in the Bronx & it is Sligo who have come out on top, winning on scoreline of 1-21 to New York’s 1-13. pic.twitter.com/NNm09sLC1M
— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) May 7, 2017