The Sligo County Board chairman says it's disappointing that Sligo are out of the 2020 All Ireland senior football championship without kicking a ball.

An outbreak of Covid-19 in their panel has seen them concede this Saturday's Connacht semi final to Galway.

The county board say they have taken the "tough decision" to withdraw from this weekend's game due to "unforseen circumstances" of players testing positive for Covid-19 and other players deemed as close contacts, making it impossible for Sligo to fulfill the fixture.

Galway now go straight through to the Connacht final on Sunday the 15th, where they will take on either Mayo or Roscommon.

Brendan Leonard, Chairman of the County Board, told Midwest Radio today that it was a disappointing decision for the players, management and supporters, but they had no choice.

Brendan says the first positive Covid case in the squad emerged last Friday....

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