Roscommon CBS set up final clash with Summerhill College

Summerhill College will face Roscommon CBS in the Connacht Colleges Senior A football final after both schools upset big names to reach the decider.

Daniel Foley goaled in the last minute to send Roscommon CBS into their first final since 1998 and hand them the win against 2-3 to 0-7 win over St Gerald’s at the Connacht GAA Centre.

St Gerald’s, chasing a three in a row, trailed 1-3 to 0-0 at half-time, but it appeared as if they had done enough to reach the final as two points each from Jarlath O’Malley, Matthew Ruane and James McGinty, and another from Calum Kyne, gave them a one-point lead with time running out. But super sub Foley stepped up 30 seconds from normal time to hit Roscommon’s crucial goal, and reach the decider for the first time since they last won the crown, 17 years ago.

Summerhill College remain on course to end a 30-year wait for their eighth ‘A’ title after Paddy O’Connor’s extra-time goal saw them overcome St Jarlath’s of Tuam 1-7 to 0-8.

Against the wind, St Jarlath’s trailed 0-5 to 0-0 after the first quarter.

A Conor Brady point got St Jarlath’s off to the perfect second-half start, but further points from Diarmuid Mulcahy and Nathan Rooney looked to have given Summerhill the win. However Conor Marsden kicked the last three points of normal time to force extra-time, but O’Connor’s goal in the 69th minute clinched Summerhill’s spot in the decider.

The Connacht Colleges SHC final between Presentation College Athenry and St Brigid’s Loughrea, scheduled Athenry yesterday, was postponed due to snow.


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