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Four in-a-row! Galway crowned Connacht minor football champions once again

Elsewhere, Monaghan lifted the Ulster title and Kildare booked their Leinster decider spot.

Winning: Galway with the Connacht MFC title. Winning: Galway with the Connacht MFC title. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

GALWAY WERE TONIGHT crowned Connacht minor football champions as they beat Roscommon on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-9 at Dr Hyde Park.

It’s the fourth year in-a-row the Tribesmen take the title, with Corofin star Matthew Cooley pointing the way with 0-5 from play while Eoghan Tinney and Conor Raftery rattled the net with goals in each half.

Donal Ó Fatharta’s charges now face Clare in the All-Ireland quarter-final while it’s Kerry up next for Roscommon.

Paul Kelly celebrates Celebrations in full flow afterwards. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

In Ulster, Seamus McEnaney’s Monaghan were crowned champions after a 1-9 to 0-9 decider win over Derry.

Donnach Swinburne’s expertly-slotted 52nd-minute penalty proved decisive in the low-scoring encounter at the Athletic Grounds.


Elsewhere, Kildare put in a huge second-half performance in Aughrim to book their Leinster minor final spot on second asking against Wicklow.

It was heartbreak for Wicklow who stunned the Dubs two weeks ago, while the Lilywhites advance to face Meath in the decider after the 2-12 to 1-13 result tonight.

Sam Morrissey hit Kildare’s first-half goal before Muiris Curtin was their star turn shortly after the break with 1-2 in quick succession.

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