Mayo to play Leitrim in 2020 Connacht SFC quarter-finals
Mayo have been drawn to play Leitrim in the 2020 Connacht SFC Quarter-Finals.
The two other quarter-final ties – London v Roscommon and New York v Galway – were already pre-determined before this morning’s draw.
If reigning provincial champions Roscommon overcome London in their quarter-final they will then play the winners of Mayo and Leitrim in the semi-finals.
In the other semi-final, Sligo will play the winners of New York and Galway.
Speaking to RTE Sport this morning, former Roscommon manager Kevin McStay said he believes the draw is set up nicely for the defending champions.
“The way they won it last year under Anthony (Cunningham) beating Mayo and Galway away from home of course means they would have them at home this year if all is good with the stadium,” said McStay.
“They're in a very decent position. As I would see it, they have the London game, should be able to account for that, and then they have a semi-final which, on paper, looks like it would be Mayo, and it would be at home so it's set up beautifully for Roscommon.
“I always feel that Mayo are the team to beat in the last decade or so. James Horan now has a real sense of the job of work in front of him. They have the pick.
“Galway, there's just too much going on in Galway at the minute.
“Roscommon, if the draw works out the way we think it would, then it looks good on paper.”
The Galway footballers are still currently without a manager, but McStay believes an appointment will be made there in short order.
“I think there's going to be some white smoke in the next fortnight and there needs to be because there's a lot of speculation and it's wrapped up with the hurling story as well,” he said.
“There's too much instability going on and it needs to be steadied up. As I understand it there are a few good candidates in the field and they're going to make the decision fairly soon and they need to.”
Connacht SFC Quarter-Finals
London v Roscommon; New York v Galway; Mayo v Leitrim
Connacht SFC Semi-Finals
New York or Galway v Sligo; Mayo or Leitrim v London or Roscommon