St. Brigids March To Roscommon Senior Title

St Brigid’s 3-13

Roscommon Gaels 3-7

St.Brigids retained the Hudson Bay Hotel Roscommon Senior football title with a dramatic five point win over Roscommon Gaels.


Two late St.Brigid’s goals helped Frankie Dolan’s side capture their seventh Fahey Cup in eight years, and their tenth 16th county title.

Brian Stack found the net inside 20 seconds setting the game up for a classic encounter.

Gaels clawed themselves back into the game when Cian Connolly sent a ninth minute penalty home.

However, St.Brigid’s upped the ante after the penalty and opened up a four-point lead before James O’Gara pulled Gaels back into with a goal five minutes before half time.

St.Brigid’s led by just two points at half time, 1-9 to 2-4.

Brigid’s opened a four point lead after the restart before Mark Healy’s goal bought the Roscommon Gaels right back into the game.

St.Brigid’s started to struggle as the Gaels opened up a three point lead before the game swung in Brigid’s favour when David O’Gara was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

St.Brigids had taken control of the game by the time Conor Murray raced through a hole in the Gaels defence and landed a second goal of the day.

Eddie Nolan wrapped it up for St.Brigids just before the final whistle, finishing off a superb team move for his sides third goal of the game.

It was St.Brigids day throughout as the Brigid’s minor team earlier lifted the minor championship in an eight goal thriller.

St.Brigids defeating Clann na Gael by 4-17 to 4-8.