Connacht Senior League to get go-ahead?
THREE clubs from Mayo are among 13 invited to a meeting in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris next Monday, April 22 regarding the setting up of a Connacht Senior League.
Westport United, Castlebar Celtic and Ballina Town were contacted by Connacht Football Association Administrator Art Friel last week, as were four Galway teams (Salthill Devon, Mervue United, the Galway United Supporters’ Trust and NUI, Galway), two from Sligo (Sligo Rovers and St John’s Athletic), Ballinsloe Town, Longford Town, Athlone Town and Willow Park.
Friel told The Mayo News last night (Monday) that eight teams would be required for the League, which is scheduled to kick off in the winter of 2013, to be viable.
A meeting between members of the Connacht FA and John Delaney and Fran Gavin of the Football Association of Ireland last Tuesday backed setting up the League, and Gavin and Eamon Naughton from the FAI are due to attend next Monday’s meeting along with officers of the Connacht FA.
The original Connacht Senior League ran between 1981 and the summer of 2000.