The Sligo football team will not be basking for long in their 24 point win over New York last Sunday.
Despite trouncing The Exiles, Sligo manager Kevin Walsh in the Irish Independent today has described the encounter as “the game from hell” with the expectation a solid win weighing heavily on managements shoulders. The team will now turn their attention to what will await after the May 20th battle in Dr Hyde Park between Galway and Roscommon.
On June 9th Sligo will face the victors to vie for a place in the Connacht final. Walsh is happy with the performance of his Championship debutants, particularly the man of the match performance of Pat Hughes, who added a goal and a point to Sligo’s final tally of 3-21.
The Yeatsmen are carrying a few niggling injuries, with the injury that kept O’Hara out of the match at the Gaelic Park described as a slight strain. David Kelly is also looking hopeful for the next round with his ankle injury on the mend.