Roscommon miss out on Connacht title after losing to Galway

May 29, 2022 16:05 By Michael Cooke
Roscommon miss out on Connacht title after losing to Galway Roscommon miss out on Connacht title after losing to Galway
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Roscommon now enter the qualifiers on the second weekend in June.

Roscommon missed out on a Connacht title following a 2-19 to 2-16 loss to Galway in the provincial decider at Pearse Stadium in Salthill.

The Rossies were five points down at the break having missed numerous chances. Overall Galway were the better team however and deserved the victory.

The game started end-to-end with Roscommon getting the first score through Cathal Heneghan. Galway replied with two points before Conor Daly restored parity on five minutes.


The sides traded two scores each with Cian McKeon and Donie Smith on target for the Rossies before Shane Walsh found the net on 18 minutes following a great move from the Galway full-forward line.

Galway followed the goal with two more points before Ulton Harney broke their momentum with a fine score on 25 minutes.

Conor Cox and Enda Smith subsequently added a score each before Patrick Kelly registered Galway’s second goal on 34 minutes and the Tribesmen held on to lead 2-7 to 0-8 at half-time.


Johnny Heaney opened Galway’s second half account within three minutes of the restart before the sides traded four points each making it a six-point game on 47 minutes.

The Tribesmen moved eight points clear after Shane Walsh slotted over a 45-metre kick on 58 minutes before Ultan Harney replied with his third point of the afternoon

The Rossies received a lifeline when Conor Daly found the net seven minutes from time. Shane Walsh and Conor Cox subsequently traded frees making it a five-point game heading into injury time.


Diarmuid Murtagh’s scored Roscommon's second goal six minutes into injury time but the Rossies still came up short in the end.

Roscommon will rue first-half wides as they now enter the qualifiers. Meanwhile, Galway are through to the All-Ireland quarter finals.

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