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Roscommon minors stage remarkable recovery to beat Galway

Jul 31, 2021 21:07 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon minors stage remarkable recovery to beat Galway Roscommon minors stage remarkable recovery to beat Galway
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Roscommon stage remarkable second-half comeback to make Connacht minor final

Roscommon minor’s staged a remarkable second-half comeback to beat Galway and make the Connacht minor final.

Galway led by eight points at half-time. A remarkable comeback saw Roscommon win out 1-16 to 2-11 in Tuam stadium.

Ryan Conlon and Shane McGinley had set Roscommon off to a good start with points in the opening three minutes. However it was their final score 20 minutes.

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By this stage goals from Sean Birmingham and Eanna Monaghan had moved Galway into a 2-7 to two point lead. A Bobby Nugent free adding to Roscommon’s score.

Another Nugent free, Conlon from play and a Nugent mark made the half-time score 2-8 to six points and looked just like respectability.

However Roscommon were unreal after the break. Shane Walsh, Nugent (2f), DJ Hession brought the game back to a four points.

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Robert Heneghan smashed home a 49th minute Roscommon goal to make it a one point game.

A point from play and a free from Sean Birmingham moved Galway three clear but a Shane Walsh point from play and a Nugent free and point from play levelled the game on 60 minutes.

Nugent put Roscommon ahead in the third minute of extra-time with Walsh adding a bonus point. Galway had no answer has Roscommon won by two points.

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A famous victory for the Roscommon minor side 1-16 to 2-11 as Roscommon will now meet Sligo in the Connacht minor final next Friday night in Dr Hyde Park.

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