Selector Ian Daly Thrilled with Roscommon Win

Roscommon selector Ian Daly says beating Mayo and Galway on the way to winning the Connacht Senior championship makes the win “even sweeter”

Roscommon won their 24th Connacht title with a 1-13 to 12 points win over Galway in Salthill this afternoon.  Diarmuid Murtagh’s goal early in the second half helping them overturn a five point half-time deficit.

Ian Daly serves as a selector for Anthony Cunningham on the Roscommon team. Daly told Shannonside FM the win “feels great”.

The former Michael Glaveys manager detailed the change of fortunes in the second-half. “Once we got composure, we ran at them and it all came together. We got a good start in the second half and it got us going.”

“The goal made up the ground for us”

Daly was proud of the Roscommon defence in keeping the Galway side scoreless for 30 minutes of the second half.

The game was interrupted in second-half injury time through a pitch invasion of Roscommon supporters and the selector explained “I didn’t see the ending of the game as there was about a 100 people in front of me”

Roscommon enter the Super eights now and Daly reiterated “it means a lot. We’ll try to enjoy the win and then get ready for the next game”