Roscommon 3-14 Galway 3-11
Roscommon collected their second successive Connacht GAA U21 Football Championship in a three point win over Galway in Tuam Stadium. This game was a classic, with all that is great about the game of football. President of Connacht GAA, before presenting the trophy to the winning joint captains Cathal Compton and Tadhg O’ Rourke, had said that after football had been declared dead last weekend, it had an early resurrection this weekend. The game had six goals, magnificent point taking by both sides, and a result in doubt right up to the end before a crowd of 4796.
Roscommon Scorers: Diarmuid Murtagh 1-7 (0-6f), Cathal Compton, Paul Kenny 1-0 each, Ultan Harney 0-3, Shane Killoran 0-2, Jack Earley, Kieran Kilcline 0-1 each.
Galway Scorers: Eamon Brannigan 1-3, Damien Comer 1-2 (0-1f), Enda Tierney 1-1, Colin Brady 0-3, Kieran Molloy, Johnny Heaney 0-1 each.
1. Shane Mannion (St Brigid’s) 2. Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s) 6. Cathal Kenny (Oran) 4. Denis Barron (Éire Óg) 5. Conor Hussey (Michael Glavey’s) 3. Seán Mulloly (Strokestown) 7. Ronan Daly (Padraig Pearses) 8. Cathal Compton (Strokestown) 9. Tadhg O’Rourke (Tulsk Lord Edward’s) 11. Ultan Harney (Clann na nGael) 13. Diarmuid Murtagh (St.Faithleach’s) 14. Enda Smith (Boyle) 10. Shane Killoran (Elphin) 15. Paul Kenny (Oran) 12. Jack Earley (Oran)
Subs: 19. Evan McGrath (Boyle) for Hussey (22) 22. Kieran Kilcline (Roscommon Gaels) for Killoran (35) 24. Noel Gately (Creggs/St Ciaran’s) for Earley (41) 21. Kevin Finn (Strokestown) for Harney (50) 20. Thomas Corcoron (Strokestown) for O’Rourke (54) 23. Diarmuid McGann (Strokestown) for Kenny (59)
1. Tadhg O’Malley (Leitir Mor) 6. Adrian Nolan (Killererin) 3. Jack Wyndam (An Cheathru Rua) 4. Kieran Molloy (Corofin) 7. Liam Silke (Corofin) 9. Conor Cunningham (Corofin) 2. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown) 8. Michael Day (Headford) 5. Dylan Corbett (Headford) 12. Colin Brady (Corofin) 14. Damien Comer (Annaghdown) 11. Johnny Heaney (Killannin) 10. Enda Tierney (Oughterard) 13. Eamon Brannigan (St Michael’s) 15. Gary Kelly (Williamstown)
Subs: 21. Martin Farragher (Corofin) for Kelly (24) 20. Eoin Finnerty (Mountbellew-Moylough) for Corbett (50) 22. Paul Mannion (Kilconly) for Brady (58) 24. Joe Donnellan (Cortoon Shamrocks) for Brannigan (60)
Referee: Jerome Henry (Mayo).
To view video highlights of the game, https://youtu.be/mszYoHxVoY0