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GAA | Sligo concede Connacht semi-final against Galway

Sligo have conceded their Connacht Senior Football Championship semi-final against Galway at Pearse Stadium on Saturday.

Sligo have made the decision after seven players tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, and an official statement claims it is impossible for the Yeats County to fulfil the fixture as a result.

“Sligo GAA have taken the tough decision to withdraw from this weekend’s Connacht SFC semi-final versus Galway,” the statement read.

“Paul Taylor and his management team along with the panel of 32 players have been working together since September. Due to the unforeseen circumstances of players testing positive for Covid-19 and other players deemed as close contacts, makes it impossible for Sligo to fulfil the fixture.

“The county board executive along with the players and management are extremely upset at having to make this decision. The players themselves are hugely disappointed at not having the option of a refixture and feel the outcome has been forced on them, whilst understanding that in these unusual times it is not possible to take part this coming weekend.

“All affected by Covid-19 findings are following the requisite HSE guidelines and we are glad to report doing well at this time.  

“Sligo GAA have informed GAA officials at Croke Park and Connacht GAA of this regrettable but correct decision.”

Galway will now progress directly to the provincial final, where they will face either Mayo or Roscommon on November 15th.


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