GAA Football County finals wrap

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Champions St. Brigid's claimed their fourth Roscommon Senior Football title in succession, while elsewhere Ballinderry Shamrocks, Roslea and Longford Slashers claimed county final wins.

GAA Football County finals wrap

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Champions St. Brigid's claimed their fourth Roscommon Senior Football title in succession, while elsewhere Ballinderry Shamrocks, Roslea and Longford Slashers claimed county final wins.

St Brigid's captured the JJ Fahey Cup for the 13th time, thanks to a 1-13 to 0-9 win over Western Gaels in today's Roscommon SFC decider before 2,500 spectators at a wet Dr. Hyde Park.

34-year-old Frankie Dolan was in sparkling form throughout, scoring 1-4 for the Kiltoom side with his goal coming in the closing minutes. A Karol Mannion point helped St. Brigid's to a 0-7 to 0-6 interval lead, following a keenly contested opening half.

Oisin Ward levelled the tie early on the restart, but Brigid's soon took control, scoring five points without replay. A brace of Stephen Ryan frees cut the deficit to three points, but Dolan's goal put Brigid's in the driving seat, with Garvan Dolan denied a second goal late on, as Brigid's held out for a seven-point win.

7,236 watched on as Ballinderry Shamrocks captured their third Derry SFC title in-a-row, thanks to a 3-10 to 2-7 win over Ballinascreen at Celtic Park.

Shamrocks began this game sluggishly, and trailed 1-2 to 0-2 after 11 minutes following a Micky McBride goal, but soon took control.

Goals from Darren Lawn and Michael McIver helped Shamrocks to a 2-6 to 1-2 interval lead, with scores also from Ryan Bell, Colin Devlin, Darren Conway and Conor Nevin during an entertaining opening half.

Daniel McKinless completed Ballinderry's hat-trick on the restart, and although Paul Burns netted a goal for Ballinscreen it was mere consolation.

Roslea claimed their third Fermanagh SFC title in four years, following a 1-12 to 1-9 win over first-time title chasers Belcoo at Brewster Park.

Sean Quigley lead by example for the eventual winners with a Man of the Match display. The Fermanagh Senior star bagging the game’s first goal, as they led by 1-5 to 0-5 at the interval.

Stephen Maguire netted for Belcoo in the third quarter to level the contest, but Roslea were resiliant to carve out a 12th Fermanagh SFC title.

Longford Slashers claimed the Connolly Cup for the third time in four years, following a 1-11 to 1-9 win over Dromard in this afternoon's Longford SFC Final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Peter Foy bagged 1-2 as Slashers claimed their 16th title, before 2,910 spectators.

Foy's goal helped Slashers to a 1-5 to 0-3 interval lead, and although substitute Declan Mimnagh bagged a second half goal for Dromard, Slashers held out to take victory.

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