Sligo Rovers set the pace for the weekend in the North West with an imnpressive 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers at the Showgrounds. It was a wet Friday evening. The game was screened live on televison, but that still did not deter the big crowd that attended.
Yesterday, Sligo GAA followers will be remembering back to last year’s Connacht Final defeat to Roscommon in Castlebar and wondering, just how a year later their side went down to Wicklow, in the first round of the All Ireland GAA qualifier to Mick O’Dwyer managed Wicklow in Aughrim.
The biggest sporting upset in the North West was the defeat of Fermanagh to London in the All Ireland GAA qualifiers yesterday afternoon in Ruislip. It was a huge victory for the team that play each year in the Connacht Championship.
They had a good run in their game with Mayo, but few would have expected them to pull off their first championship victory since 1977. For Fermanagh, that semi final in Croke Park, when managed by Charlie Mulgrew seems an awful long away now.
This afternoon Donegal go head to head with Tyrone Will Jim McGuinness, his new discipline and psychology get the better of Mickey Harte. Many are tipping Donegal, which as we have seen in the past, can be a double edged sword. . . . their last Ulster final victory was back in 1992.