McStay – We are going to the Hyde

Kevin McStay has declared that his Roscommon side go to Hyde Park for this year’s Connacht senior football final.

Roscommon booked their pace in the provincial decider on June 17th with a 24 points to 10 victory over Leitrim.

However during the week it emerged that Connacht council may in fact move the game away from the Roscommon venue, even though it is the Hyde’s decision for the final.


“We are in the final” McStay told reporters after the game, comments captured by Club Rosie on their twitter account.

“We have the home venue” declared McStay “it will be played in the Hyde, I’ve no doubt, it will, we’ll certainly be turning up in the Hyde.”

“I hope someone else will be turning up to meet us on the day” added McStay, “We’ll be very very absolute about that.”


“As I said we’re going to Hyde on the 17th”, added McStay, “bar of course Sligo bring us to Castlebar if it is their call, we can live with that of course

“I expect reason will prevail over the next 24 hours or more, council don’t need it, Roscommon GAA definitely don’t need any cautious around a fixture like this” explained the Roscommon Manager.

“I just met the players and there’ll delighted to be in another final, this is their fourth final in three years that we’re getting ready for. That’s a great achievement for a bunch of young fella’s.”

“And they’re so excited about playing their first one at home. We are 100% united that the final is in the Hyde” added McStay.

Connacht council chairman Gerry McGovern told Shannonside Sport ahead of the meeting of Roscommon and Leitrim, that a decision on the final venue would take place once both sides were known.

Galway and Sligo meet in the second Connacht semi-final on June third.