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The Galway minor footballers take on Mayo, the current All-Ireland minor champions, at Tuam Stadium this Saturday (5.30pm) in the Connacht semi-final.
It was never going to be easy, if possible at all, for any sporting fixture last Sunday evening to compete with the scintillating excitement and drama of the Dublin and Cork All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park.
This Sunday there is a county senior football final to be savoured and anticipated.
Tuam Stars exacted a good measure of revenge for their defeat to Corofin in last year's county final when they beat them by 2-6 to 0-9 in this year's semi-final in Tuam Stadium on Sunday.
The Galway Senior Football Championshp resumes on Sunday with two mouth-watering semi-finals.
Under the new management of Jimmy O’Dea and Kevin Reidy, Tuam Stars are back in the county semi-finals where they will face the team that beat them in last year’s county final, Corofin.
Galway are fancied by most of the national media and pundits to defeat Sligo this Sunday in Pearse Stadium (2pm) and go on and win the Connacht title. However, it is not a sure bet, as Sligo will be coming to Galway full of confidence and belief, expecting victory.
The Heart of Galway are back in the final after a narrow one-point victory (1-08 to 1-07) over reigning champions Hanley Eng of Roscommon in the Connacht interfirms senior championship semi-final at Tarmonbarry.They now meet the winners of the second semi-final between County Council (Sligo) and Allergan (Mayo).
A bit like the masters team the Mayo junior team creep in under the radar every year, and this year was no different. A devastating second half display in Carrick on Shannon two weeks ago today saw Mayo dispatch Leitrim with ease and set up this weekend’s Connacht final.
The best game of the weekend by far was the enthralling encounter of Caltra and an improved Tuam Stars. The game had everything and provided superb entertainment.