Saturday, November 27, 2021

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane scores a goal in this year’s Connacht final win over Galway. The old rivals will meet again in the first round of next year’s Connacht SFCchampionship. Picture: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

The draw for the 2022 Connacht senior football championship has paired the province’s two most successful counties, Mayo and Galway, against one another in the opening game of the championship next summer.

The draw, which was conducted on RTE Radio 1 this afternoon, pitted the two traditional rivals against one another in a Connacht quarter-final in what will be a repeat of this year’s provincial final, which Mayo won at Croke Park.

Elsewhere in the draw, Sligo will make the trip to New York for a first-round tie, set to be the first game played by New York in the Connacht championship since Mayo’s trip in 2019.

Andy Moran’s first championship game in charge of Leitrim will see him take the Shannonsiders to Ruislip to take on London in a quarter-final tie.

Roscommon have received the first-round bye to the semi-final stage, where they will meet the winners of the Sligo v New York game. The winners of Mayo v Galway will take on the winners of Leitrim v London in the last four.

The provincial championships are set to begin on the weekend of April 16-17 next year, in line with the GAA’s new split-season calendar. The provincial finals will be played on the weekend of May 28-29 and the All-Ireland final is set to be played in July for the first time in over 110 years.

Comments are closed.

Sports Journalist
Contact Newsdesk: +353 96 60900

More Connacht Sport

Horan to hand first starts to two Mayo players

Similar Articles

Horan to hand first starts to two Mayo players