Mayo players look on as captain Aidan O'Shea lifts the cup following the 2020 Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Mayo at Pearse Stadium in Galway.
Mayo players look on as captain Aidan O'Shea lifts the cup following the 2020 Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Mayo at Pearse Stadium in Galway.

2021 Connacht SFC draw sets up Galway-Roscommon showdown


By John Harrington

Reigning Connacht SFC champions, Mayo, will begin the defence of their crown with a quarter-final clash against Sligo in this year's provincial campaign.

It'll be a baptism of fire for newly appointed Sligo manager, Tony McEntee, but his players will surely be keen to make a mark after missing out on the 2020 championship campaign entirely due to positive Covid-19 cases in the panel.

The winners of the Mayo-Sligo clash will advance to a semi-final clash with Leitrim, while the other side of the draw has thrown up what should be a very keenly contested semi-final between 2018 champions Galway and 2019 champions Roscommon.