Padraig Joyce has some silverware to toast in early 2020, after his Galway team beat Roscommon 1 to 14 to 0 to 11 in the Connacht Football League final on Saturday.
Shane Walsh accumulated a personal total of 1 to 8 and led Galway as a captain. Roscommon started the game well, but it takes 8 minutes for both sides to assess the score. Niall Kilroy registering a white flag for Anthony Cunningham's men. Shane Walsh tied the game, but the Rossies responded with Andrew Glennon, who shot from a distance. Ciaran Lennon pushed Roscommon further. However, Mikey Boyle took the difference back to the minimum.
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Roscommon probably should have scored the opening goal for the games. However, Richard Hughes' effort quickly passed the post. Donal Smith increased the lead to three points, but Galway increased the pressure when Walsh, Rob Finnerty and Adrian Varley were in the spotlight. Finnerty shot two points, while Walsh shot more than three free kicks is indiscipline in Roscommon's defense. It was 0-07 to 0-05 in the break.
In the resumption, Shane Walsh took a penalty within 30 seconds. He dispatched the penalty to the network. Ciaran Lennon took a free kick in the 43rd minute for Roscommon, but everything was fair in Galway, although Cregg and Lennon added more white flags. Galway sent Eamonn Brannigan out, but he should have a goal before that. Sean Mulkerins and seasoned Paul Conroy also defeated the scoring, with Padraig Joyces charging for the Connacht Football League title. Galway's next game is a game with Monaghan next weekend, when the Allianz League starts.
Galway: Ronan Ó Beoláin; Colin Murray, Seán Mulkerrin (0-1), Johnny Duane; Eamon Brannigan, John Daly, Cillian McDaid; Tom Flynn, Cein Darcy; Seán Kelly, Finian Ó Laoi, Michael Boyle (0-1); Robert Finnerty (0-2), Shane Walsh (1-8, pen 1-0, 0-6f, mark 0-1), Adrian Varley.
Subs: Conor Campbell for Murray (5 minutes), Paul Conroy (0-2) for Kelly (25 minutes), Gary O & Donnell for Boyle (50 minutes), Damien Comer for Finnerty (53 minutes), Dessie Connelly for Ó Laoi (61 minutes) min).
Roscommon: Patrick O & # 39; Malley; David Neary; Mark Richardson, David Murray; Ronan Daly, Niall Daly, Richard Hughes (0-1); Luke Mollahan, Shane Killoran; Niall Kilroy (0-1), Enda Smith, Finbar Cregg; Andrew Glennon (0-1), Ciarán Lennon (0-5, 0-3f) and Donie Smith (0-2, 0-1f).