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‘Extra spice’ of penalties ‘adds to the excitement’, says Sligo’s Pat Hughes

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Sligo's Donal Conlon scores his penalty in the penalty shoot-out against Leitrim in the Tailteann Cup quarter-final. Pic: Carl Brennan.

Sligo's Donal Conlon scores his penalty in the penalty shoot-out against Leitrim in the Tailteann Cup quarter-final. Pic: Carl Brennan.

Sligo's Donal Conlon scores his penalty in the penalty shoot-out against Leitrim in the Tailteann Cup quarter-final. Pic: Carl Brennan.

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Sligo are only one step away from a Tailteann Cup final slot, but deciding Sunday’s match on the ‘dreaded’ penalties is no real “penalty’ for experienced Yeats County forward Pat Hughes.

They face a fancied Cavan side in the Tailteann Cup semi-final in Croke Park on Sunday, after edging out neighbours Leitrim in a spine tingling shoot out after extra time where Sligo keeper Aidan Devaney was the hero with two brilliant saves.


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