Padraig Pearses Advance to Connacht Club Final

Padraig Pearses advanced to the Connacht club senior football final with an eight-point win over Tir Chonaill Gaels at Ruislip writes Michael Cooke.

The first time Roscommon champions made their way to a maiden Connacht final with a 2-10 to eight point win in London and will now meet All-Ireland champions Corofin in the Connacht final.

Pearses set the tone for the victory early on by dominating the early stages where they led by four points to no score after 14 minutes.

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It took Tir Chonaill Gaels until the 19th minute to register their first score with Pearses adding a further goal and two points in the second quarter.

Pearses extending their lead on the half hour mark thanks to a goal from Hubert Darcy.

The London champions trailed the Roscommon champions by seven points at half-time only managing one score from play.

The London side made a brighter start to the second half, registering three points in ten minutes and reducing the deficit to five points.

Their resurgence was short lived however as a goal from Conor Payne gave Pearses an eight point cushion.

Both sides traded scores in the last 15 minutes but Pat Flanagan’s side had eight points to spare at the final whistle.

Next up for Pearses is a Connacht final date on November 24th with All-Ireland champions Corofin in what will be their toughest test yet.