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five Connacht titles in a row


Posted 1:49 am, 01/12/2019

Its five years since Roscommon last contested a Connacht final but the 2010 champions booked their place in the decider with a 4-16 to 2-13 comeback win over Sligo at Dr Hyde Park. [url= http://www.wholesaleairmaxc...]Wholesale Air Max Free Shipping[/url] . In 2011 Roscommon lost to Mayo in the final, before Mayo went on to secure five Connacht titles in a row, but in the meantime Roscommon have secured back-to-back promotions in the Allianz League.They were in Division 3 as recent as 2014, but in the championship they have struggled and their shock semi-final defeat to Sligo last year was followed by more failure in the qualifiers against Fermanagh. Here they trailed 2-8 to 0-6 at half-time and needed four goals in the second-half from Ciarain Murtagh (two), Senan Kilbride and Enda Smith.Roscommon started well and Conor Devaneys early point sent them on their way, but they always looked unsure at the back with Sean Mullooly a late call-up instead of Neil Collins. Cian Breheny of Sligo in action against John McManus of Roscommon When David Keenan got his first point in the 13th minute, Roscommon held a 0-3 to 0-1 lead - Adrian Marren had earlier pointed Sligos opener - but Niall Murphy and Marren brought the sides level.John McManus hit back for Roscommon but Pat Hughes was playing inspired football up front and he got his first in the 17th minute.Five minutes later, Mullooly fouled Hughes, and referee Joe McQuillan awarded the penalty to Sligo. Marren made no mistake and gave Sligo a 1-4 to 0-4 lead.Roscommon needed to get the next score but Murphy heaped on the pressure with another fine effort, before Ciarain Murtagh got Roscommons first point in 12 minutes.Keenan reduced the arrears further but Marren and Hughes hit two more points for Sligo, before they received a huge blow when Marren was shown a black card for an off the ball incident involving David Murray.Hughes got his third of the day as Sligo continued to press, and they got a deserved second goal just before half-time. Donie Shine of Roscommon in action against Noel Gaughan of Sligo Neil Ewing sent in another ball and when Roscommon failed to deal with it at the first attempt, Kyle Cawley latched onto it, his first shot was saved by Murray, but he followed up to find the net.Sligo led 2-8 to 0-6 at half-time but they had a dreadful start to the second-half when Kilbride hit the net inside the first minute. He connected with a Niall Daly delivery to bring Roscommon back into the game.Roscommon dragged themselves level by the 50th minute when Fintan Cregg set up Murtagh to score their second goal.And after he gave them the lead again with a point, he converted a penalty in the 57th minute. Sligo hung in the game but Roscommon had too much firepower and after Enda Smith hit their fourth goal, Daniel Maye was given a black card to add to Sligos misery.Roscommon: G Claffey (0-1, 0-1 45); S McDermott, S Mullooly, N McInerney; S Purcell, J McManus (0-1), D Murray; N Daly, D Shine (0-2); F Cregg (0-1f), C Murtagh (2-2, 0-1f, 1-0 pen), C Devaney (0-3); S Kilbride (1-0), C Cregg, D Keenan (0-3).Subs: N Collins for Purcell (40), E Smith (0-2) for C Cregg (50), D Smith for Kilbride (1-1) (59), C Compton for Shine (59), N Kilroy for F Cregg (69), J McDermott for Keenan (70)Sligo: A Devaney; D Maye, K McDonnell, E Flanagan; Keelan Cawley, A McIntyre, B Egan; N Murphy (0-2), N Gaughan; N Ewing, M Breheny (0-3, 0-3f), C Harrison; A Marren (1-3, 1-0 pen), P Hughes (0-5), Kyle Cawley (1-0).Subs: L Henry for Harrison (23), C Breheny for Marren (35, black), C Henry for Gaughan (63)Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan). 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