Connacht senior football squad lists and fixtures: Sligo schools could end long wait
St Attracta’s and Summerhill College contested this year’s senior league final
The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence is sure to see some action in the coming weeks as the later stages of the Connacht senior football championship unfold. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
Connacht senior post-primary A championship
Name of school: St. Muredeach’s, Ballina
Coaches: Michael Jackson, Brian Queenan, David O’Mahony, Paul Barrett
How school performed in last year’s championship: Reached the quarter final in 2015.
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): S Durkan*, J Judge, C Barrins*, C Noone*, N Greavy*, C Naylor*, C Upton*, P Durkan*, L Doherty*, C O’Dea*, J Flynn*, E Coleman*, C Gaughan*, K Harney, J Doherty*, C McStay, S Leonard*, J Timlin*, A McGinty*, J Regan, C Hunt, P Flynn, J Gaughan, O Smyth Rouse, M Conlon, J O’Hora, M Cahill, D Naylor, E Greavy, S Neary, S Dervin, K Healy, A Winters, C Brogan, M Rouse, J Loftus, L Byrne.
Prospects/county players: Eoghan Coleman, Jordan Flynn and John Timlin are with the Mayo minors this year.
Name of school: St. Colman’s Claremorris
Coaches: Vinnie Walsh and Gareth Duggan
Captain: Michael Higgins
How school performed in last year’s championship: Suffered a quarter final defeat last year
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): C Mullee*, B McGuinness, E Clarke*, D Gilmore*, K Lydon*, B Connaughton*, D Trench, D McAndrew, P Barry*, M Macken*, S Vahey*, B Quinn, D Gannon, K Fahey, C Golding, C Diskin*, J Mullee*, S Treacy*, N Joyce*, S McGreal, J Gallagher, E Ronane*, J Jennings, M Higgins*, F Regan*.
Prospects/county players: Michael Higgins, Paddy Barry, Conor Diskin and Mathew Macken are Mayo minors.
Name of school: St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam
Coaches: Niall Coyne, Michael Meehan, Carl Leonard
Captain: Padraig Neenan
How school performed in last year’s championship: Lost the semi-final last year after extra time to Summerhill Sligo.
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): P Neenan *, M Boyle *, D Boyle, P Boyle, G Burke, O Burke , D Canney *, P Commins, S Connolly, L Costello, K Creaven, D Cunningham, N Cunningham, M Daly *, S Gavin, C Hanley, A Hughes, J Kirrane, G Laheen, J Lowry, R Mahon, B Mannion, B Mashengele *, C McCafferty, J McHugh, R McNelis, L Molloy, L Moloney, C Newell, B O’Connell, C O’Neill, D Shaughnessy, D Quinn *, C Ryan, D Silke *, D Walsh.
Prospects/county players: Darren Quinn was a Mayo minor and Lorcan Molloy played with the Galway minors last year.
Name of school: St. Attracta’s Tubbercurry
Coaches: Colm McGee (Manager), Pat Kilcoyne, Stephen Henry, James McDonagh, Nathan O’Malley
Captain: Gary Walsh
How school performed in last year’s championship: Lost preliminary round to St Muredach’s after extra time.
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): D Brennan, F Brennan*, J Brennan, P Brennan*, M Burke, C Brett, A Broe, D Clarke*, B Connolly, C Doddy, A Frain, C Gallagher, L Gaughan*, L Gilmartin, B Gorman, E Gorman, T Henry, O Higgins*, A Kearns*, S Keyes, R Lang*, D Leonard*, M Lundy, C Marren*, D McDonagh*, E McGuinness*, S McVeigh, J Moran, N Mullen*, R Og Murphy, S O’Baoighill, N O’Donnell*, R O’Dowd*, G Perry, R Ryan*, C Walsh, G Walsh*.
Prospects/county players: Fullback Eddie McGuinness captained last year’s Sligo minor team, while Nathan Mullen, Liam Gaughan and Aaron Kearns all featured in last year’s Connacht final replay defeat to Galway.
Name of school: St. Geralds Castlebar
Coaches: Daniel Forde (Manager), John Maughan, Sean Deane, Stephen Keane.
Captain: Johnny Maughan
How school performed in last year’s championship: Beaten by Roscommon CBS in the semi final
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): M Cusack, J Harte, S Benson, C Beirne, S Martin, A Walsh, G Durcan, O Burns, R Fallon, L Sloyan, A Ruane, R Loughran, E Gibbons*, L Lyons, R Padden, M Dunne, M Dervan*, C Mitchell*, C Stenson*, J McGinty*, D Feeney*, A O’Boyle*, R Dunne, C Kyne*, E Heneghan*, D Cannon*, D Judge*, M McCormick*, E Morrin*, J Maughan*, D Conlon*, P Walsh*.
Prospects/county players: Dylan Cannon, Johnny Maughan and Paul Walsh were all on last year’s Mayo minor team, a further five players are with this year’s Mayo squad.
Name of school: Summerhill College
Coaches: Barry Convey and Joe Neary (Managers), Mark Brehony and Liam Og Gormley
Captain: Sean Power and Kevin Banks
How school performed in last year’s championship: Beaten in the final by one point by Roscommon CBS
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): O Conway*, C Feeney*, A Cummins*, C McGovern Snr*, D O’Hara*, S Power*, S Mulligan*, P O’Connor*, K Banks*, C Lally*, C Herron*, J Ballentyne*, R Sweeney*, K Cawley*, N Rooney*, N Crawley*, D Killrehill*, R Hickey*, A McCormack*, S McCallion*, C Jordan*, C Tuohy*, O Kelly*, T O’Kelly Lynch*, G Davey*, C Hough*, S Callaghan*, F Morrissey*, C Darcy*, C McGovern*, K Connell, D Fallon*, S Doherty*, B Cox, J McLoughlin.
Prospects/county players: Kyle Cawley is both a Sligo under-21 and senior player. Sean Power, Paddy O’Connor and Nathan Rooney were all key players for last year’s Sligo minor team.
Quarter Finals Fixtures - Wednesday 27th January
B: St. Muredeachs Ballina v St. Jarlaths Tuam
C: St. Colman’s Claremorris v St. Geralds Castlebar
Semi-Finals Fixtures - Wednesday 10th February
St Attracta’s Tubbercurry and Summerhill College (League Finalists)
Summerhill College v B
St. Attracta’s Tubbercurry v C
Final - Saturday 5th March