Armstrong goal helps Galway into final

Salthill-Knocknacarra star Sean Armstrong knocked in Galway's only goal as they comprehensively beat GMIT 1-19 to 0-7 to qualify for the Connacht FBD League final today.

Salthill-Knocknacarra star Sean Armstrong knocked in Galway's only goal as they comprehensively beat GMIT 1-19 to 0-7 to qualify for the Connacht FBD League final today.

After a sticky first quarter-hour, Peter Ford's charges had little difficulty in seeing off the students at the grounds of the Micheal Breathnach club in Inverin.

GMIT moved into an early 0-4 to 0-2 lead when John McGrath helped himself to three points and Longford's Stephen McCormack chipped in with a '45.

But the Tribesmen turned around with a 0-9 to 0-4 advantage as Barry Cullinane and Paul Geraghty began to boss midfield.

Nicky Joyce, who finished with an impressive tally of 0-7, helped Galway hit the front and Ja Fallon, operating at centre forward, was also on target.

Fallon accumulated 0-3 by the final whistle, with Derek Savage (0-4), Armstrong (1-1), Geraghty, Joe Bergin, Frankie Burke and Alan Burke (0-1 each) all raising white flags.

A swift interchange between the Galway forwards saw Armstrong bulge the GMIT net on the 46-minute mark.

The game took on a target practice feel thereafter with Roscommon youngster Donie Shine, who was sprung from the GMIT, impressing with two fantastic points from placed balls.

TODAY'S FOOTBALL RESULTS -MCGRATH CUP SEMI-FINAL:

Limerick

0-9 UCC 0-6, Newcastle West

O'BYRNE CUP SEMI-FINAL:

Offaly 3-8

Laois 2-12, Tullamore

O'BYRNE SHIELD SEMI-FINALS:

Longford 0-9

Kildare 1-5, Longford

Carlow 0-13 Athlone IT 2-10, Carlow

GAELIC LIFE

DR. MCKENNA CUP:

SECTION A -

Armagh 0-9 Monaghan 0-6, Clones

St.

Mary's 0-10 Fermanagh 1-7, Tempo

SECTION B -

Derry 1-10 Queen's

0-10, Celtic Park

SECTION C -

Donegal 2-11 Down 0-11, Ballybofey

UUJ

1-14 Antrim 1-8, Casement Park

CONNACHT FBD LEAGUE:

SECTION A -

NUI

Galway 0-10 Sligo IT 1-9, Dangan

Mayo 0-15 Roscommon 0-9, Ballyhaunis

SECTION B -

GMIT 0-7 Galway 1-18, Indreabhan

Sligo 2-9 Leitrim 0-13, Markievicz Park.

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