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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.

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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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