There was late drama at Markievicz Park this evening, where Sligo claimed a first ever Connacht under-20 football title.

Trailing by five points and reduced to 14-men, late goals from Eoghan Smith and Jack Lavin helped them beat Mayo 4-4 to 1-12.

Sligo led by a point at the break 2-3 to 0-08 courtesy of 2 goals from lively corner forward Jack Davitt.

Mayo's main scoring threats were Paddy Heneghan and Frank Irwin – the Mitchels man finishing with 1-03 while the captain hit four points.

Mayo controlled the third quarter and led 1-11 to 2-03 with 8 minutes of normal time remaining.

Maurice Sheridan's side looked odds on for the crown but Eoghan Smith's goal on 53 minutes which was Sligo's first score of the second half turned the game on its head.

Niall Treacy pointed to put Mayo ahead by 2 on 57 minutes, however on the stroke of the hour mark Jack Lavin's long range effort ended up in the back of the net and the Yeats men clinched a famous one point win.

Afterwards Sligo's Lee Deignan gave his reaction to Midwest Sport.

Mayo manager Maurice Sheridan also gave his reaction to Midwest Sport after the game.