Heartbreak for CBS Roscommon after 31-6 loss to Garbally in Connacht Senior Schools final

It was heartbreak for CBS Roscommon this afternoon in their Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Cup final.

The Roscommon College, featuring in their first ever senior provincial decider, have lost out to Garbally college by 31-6 at the Sportsgrounds in Galway.

two tries in the last ten minutes of the half gave the 47-time champions a commanding 14-0 lead at the break – but CBS’ mark Purcell slotted a penalty early int he second period to reduce the deficit.

He scored a second kick a few minutes later to keep the Roscommon side in touch, but late scores from Stephen Mannion, son of Ireland international Noel, and Oisin McCormack meant it was a success again for the Ballinasloe based side.