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Poacher & Varley #11: Omagh Classic | Are Derry All-Ireland Contenders | Can New York Beat Sligo

GAA coach Steven Poacher and former Mayo star Enda Varley get stuck into the week’s big Gaelic football talking points

GAA coach Steven Poacher and former Mayo star Enda Varley get stuck into the week’s big Gaelic football talking points.

Click play on the video above to see the thoughts of our panellists.

SLIGO v NEW YORK
They meet for a second successive year, with Sligo having won a Connacht quarter-final clash by four points (1-16 to 0-15) in Gaelic Park last year. It was New York’s first appearance in the Connacht championship since 2019.

It was also the closest New York had come to Sligo, having lost their previous four games by margins of 8, 24, 18, 8 respectively.

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LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS
2022: Sligo 1-16 New York 0-15 (Connacht quarter-final)
2017: Sligo 1-21 New York 1-13 (Connacht quarter-final)
2012: Sligo 3-21 New York 0-6 (Connacht quarter-final)
2007: Sligo 2-18 New York 1-3 (Connacht quarter-final)
2002: Sligo 1-19 New York 1-11 (Connacht quarter-final)

*This will be the sixth championship meeting between them, with Sligo having won the previous five.

*Both are having their second championship outing, Sligo beat London by 2-20 to 0-12 in the Connacht quarter-final while New York beat Leitrim on penalties after the game finished level (0-15 each). It was their first win in the Connacht championship.

*New York are bidding to reach the Connacht final for the first time. Sligo were last there in 2015.

*The winners will play Galway or Roscommon in the Connacht final on May 7.

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