2011 Connacht Senior Football Championship
The 2011 Connacht Senior Football Championship was that year's installment of the annual Connacht Senior Football Championship held under the auspices of the Connacht GAA. It was won by Mayo who defeated Roscommon in the final. This was Mayo's 42nd Connacht senior title. They played the same team in the final as the semi-final victory over Galway. That semi-final was hailed as the "Connacht Classico." The winning Mayo team received the J. J. Nestor Cup, and automatically advanced to the quarter-final stage of the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.
22 May 2011
|Leitrim||1-10 - 0-10||Sligo|
|C Beirne 1-3 (0-1f), E Mulligan 0-2f, W McKeon, T Beirne, P Brennan, A Croal, J Glancy 0-1 each.||Report||A Marren 0-4 (2f), M Breheny 0-2 (1f), T Taylor, F Quinn, S Coen, D Maye (f) 0-1 each.|
1 May 2011
|New York||1-11 - 3-21||Roscommon|
|D Doona 0-4f, K O'Connor 1-1, J Kelly (1f, 1 '45'), CJ Molloy (1f) 0-2 each, S Harold, F Cleary 0-1 each.||Report||D Shine 0-5 (1f, 1 '45'), S Kilbride 1-4 (1f), K Higgins, C Cregg 1-1 each, C Devanney 0-3, I Kilbride, M Finneran, E Kenny, D Ward, P Domican, K Mannion, S O'Neill 0-1 each|
29 May 2011
|London||2-10 - 0-19
|P Geraghty 1-1, C O'Sullivan 1-0, E O'Neill (2f), B Comer, K Phair (1f) 0-2 each, M Gottsche, J Collins, S McVeigh 0-1 each||Report||A Moran 0-7 (2f), A Dillon 0-4, K McLoughlin 0-2, J Doherty, T Mortimer, J Kilcullen, C O'Connor, A Freeman, R Hennelly ('45) 0-1 each|
12 June 2011
|Leitrim||0-6 - 2-12||Roscommon|
|E Mulligan, C Beirne (2f) 0-2 each, A Croal, R Gallagher 0-1 each.||Report||S Kilbride 0-5 (2f), D Shine, C Devaney 1-1 each, K Higgins 0-2, K Mannion, C Cregg, S O'Grady 0-1 each|
26 June 2011
|Mayo||1-12 - 1-6||Galway|
|A Freeman 1-2, R Hennelly 0-2 (2f), T Mortimer, K McLoughlin, A Dillon (0-1f), A Moran, C O'Connor, J Doherty, E Varley, R McGarrity 0-1 each||Report||C Bane 0-4 (3f), P Conroy 1-0, P Joyce, E Concannon 0-1 each|
17 July 2011
|Roscommon||0-11 - 0-13||Mayo|
|D Shine (0-4fs, 0-1 '45) 0-8, D Ward, S Kilbride, C Cregg 0-1 each||Report||C O'Connor (0-8f) 0-8, P Gardiner, K McLoughlin, A Moran, A Dillon, E Varley 0-1 each|
- Finnerty, Mike (20 July 2011). "New Mayo weather final storm". Mayo News. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "Mayo boss sticks with tried and trusted". BreakingNews.ie. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- "JOE's Championship preview: Part 1 - Sunday's provincial semis". JOE.ie. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
The lads at Newstalk, who have the radio rights to this one on Sunday, have been bigging it up as the Connacht Clasico. The rivalry is age-old and despite the fact that both have slipped a few notches in recent years - Galway were dismal during the League and Mayo were also hovering around the nether regions of Division 1 in the spring – the temperatures will definitely rise at McHale Park. Defending champions Roscommon await in the final.