Connacht dates and venues confirmed

November 25, 2008
The dates and venues for next year's Connacht senior football championship ties have been released. New Sligo manager Kevin Walsh will face his native Galway in Markievicz Park in the semi-final on June 28, provided the Tribesmen overcome London in the preliminary round at Ruislip. New York and Mayo get the race for the Nestor Cup underway in Gaelic Park on May 10, with the winners of that tie taking on either Leitrim or Roscommon, who meet at Carrick-on-Shannon on May 31, for a place in the final on July 19. 2009 Connacht SFC dates and venues Preliminary rounds (extra-time if necessary) May 10: New York v Mayo, Gaelic Park; May 24: London v Mayo, Ruislip; May 31: Leitrim v Roscommon, Carrick-on-Shannon. Semi-finals June 20: New York/Mayo v Leitrim/Roscommon (replay June 27 if required); June 28: Sligo v London/Galway (replay July 4 if required). Final July 19: Connacht final (replay July 25 if required).

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