There’s no rest for the men in black and red from south Mayo as their impressive march through the intermediate ranks looks to continue on Saturday afternoon in Kiltoom. Last weekend it was Carrick-on-Shannon where they came out three point winners over the Leitrim champions Melvin Gaels in a hard fought provincial semi-final encounter. They are hitting the road again tomorrow to take on the Roscommon champions Padraig Pearses. Captain Michael Conroy was once again the go-to-man, scoring 1-7 of his sides total of 1-12. Conroy’s goal early in the game pushed his side into a five point lead early on which was vital in the outcome of the game, as Melvin Gaels pushed Davitts hard in the final third of the game. On Saturday, they will need to be on top form again to see off the challenge of the Roscommon champions. Pete Warren will be hoping that Conroy keeps up his good form along with the likes of Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara and Paul Carey who picked up an injury during last weekends game for tomorrows showdown.
Islandeady look for Connacht glory
After years of trying to finally win a Mayo junior championship, Islandeady are standing only 60 minutes away from adding a Connacht title to go with that Mayo title. On Sunday, the west Mayo men will take on Galway side Clonbur in McHale Park at 1pm. It’s been a good few weeks since they claimed the Mayo title in the same ground, but they haven’t been resting on their laurels since that victory and have had two tough league games against Breaffy and Hollymount/Carramore to keep themselves in good shape ahead of Sunday’s test.