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St Brigid’s Claim Roscommon Senior Football Championship Title in Thrilling Victory Over Boyle

St Brigid’s Claim Roscommon Senior Football Championship Title in Thrilling Victory Over Boyle

St Brigid’s End Their Championship Drought

St Brigid’s secured the Roscommon senior football championship for the first time since 2020 in a nail-biting final against Boyle at Dr Hyde Park.

Player of the Match Shines

Jerome Stack’s side, led by the outstanding performances of Shane Cunnane, Ruaidhrí Fallon, and Player of the Match, Paul McGrath, clinched their 18th championship title.

Heartbreak for Boyle Continues

Boyle’s quest for their first senior championship since 1927 faced another heartbreaking setback, as they suffered a one-point defeat in a final that could have gone to extra time.

Tense First Half

The opening half of the match remained tense, with both teams struggling to establish dominance on the field. St Brigid’s held a slim 0-04 to 0-02 lead after 19 minutes.

Late Drama Seals the Victory

Boyle had a chance to take the game to extra time, but Cian McKeon’s undercooked free from the left flank was their missed opportunity. Seconds later, the final whistle by referee Aaron Clogher sealed St Brigid’s triumph.

Second-Half Surges

In the second half, St Brigid’s came out strong, with Shane Cunnane leading the way. They were ahead with a few rapid scores. Boyle, however, made a spirited comeback to narrow the gap to just one point.

Missed Goal Opportunity

Boyle had a golden chance to score a crucial goal, but a decision to pass the ball led to a missed opportunity that could have changed the course of the game.

St Brigid’s Secures Victory

St Brigid’s found space in the Boyle defense and extended their lead with well-executed scores. The lead they had in the latter part of the game was the largest they enjoyed throughout the match.

Boyle’s Late Surge

Boyle made one final push with a series of scores to keep the game close, but it wasn’t enough to change the outcome.

Boyle’s Last-Minute Miss

The tension reached its peak when Cian McKeon had a late chance to force extra time, but his free fell short, leaving Boyle to endure another heartbreak.

St Brigid’s: Cormac Sheehy; Seán Trundle, Brian Stack (0-01), Pearse Frost; Ruaidhri Fallon, Ronan Stack, Paul McGrath (0-02); Eddie Nolan, Shane Cunnane (0-04, 0-01 mark, 0-01 free); Conor Hand (0-01), Ciarán Sugrue, Robbie Dolan; Ben O’Carroll (0-03, 0-03f), Alan Daly, Bobby Nugent (0-01).

Subs used: Brian Derwin for Nugent (42), Mark Daly for Dolan (54).

Boyle: Robert Kearney; Daniel Casey, Luke Glennon, Killian Cox; Oisín Cregg (0-01), Tadhg McKenna (0-01), Marc O’Connor; Roch Hanmore, Enda Smith (0-01); Niall O’Donnell (0-02), Cathal Feely (0-01), David Flanagan; Daire Cregg, Donie Smith (0-02, 0-01f), Cian McKeon (0-03, 0-02f).

Subs used: Dylan East for Hanmore (46), Eden Kerins for Flanagan (51), Seán Purcell for O’Connor (56).

Referee: Aaron Clogher (Pádraig Pearses).

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