Kelly is a hero as Galway defeats Moycullen within the first Connacht last

Moycullen 2-8

Strokestown 0-7

(after further time)

GALWAY CAPTAIN SEÁN Kelly scored as Moycullen superior to his first Connacht SFC last after a seven-point victory over Strokestown in further time at Tuam Stadium.

The Tribesmen impressed this 12 months and led 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time after Owen Gallagher’s excellent first-half efficiency helped Strokestown.

It was a poor second half with Cathal Compton concocting items for the Roscommon champions to make sure the sport went into time beyond regulation.

However Moycullen adopted up with a superb Kelly on aim, scoring the primary aim whereas Ger Davoren scored the second to ebook a spot within the deciding match towards champions Sligo Tourlestrane.

It was a dream begin for Strokestown. After 10 minutes they have been main 0:4 to 0:0. Diarmuid McGann scored two free kicks and Shane McGinley added 45 and one other nice free kick.

It was all Strokestown, however there was a turning level within the thirteenth minute when Daniel Cox was tripped by David Butler, leading to a black card for the Strokestown midfielder.

Galway striker Gallagher scored Moycullen’s first level a minute later earlier than captain Dessie Conneely opened from a free-kick within the nineteenth minute.

Cox fired Moycullen’s second shot vast however the stress was saved and Gallagher quickly saved the backlog to a minimal with one other big effort.

The sport was evenly matched with 5 minutes left within the first half after Conneely’s second sluggish recreation, however Strokestown received their first rating within the seventeenth minute when McGann scored.

However Gallagher was impressed. He marked the third level from distance and Conneely did the identical, lastly giving Moycullen the lead within the thirty first minute.

Moycullen took this 0-6 to 0-5 benefit at half-time, and regardless of seven vast targets from the restart, they held management, with Conneely scoring the primary second-half level with solely three minutes left in regular time.

McGann scored Strokestown’s first post-game level within the recreation hour and Cathal Compton nonetheless had time to attain a surprising level underneath stress.

Peter Cooke had one final probability to die, however his free kick went vast and the match went to time beyond regulation.

Moycullen did not have lengthy to attend for the primary time beyond regulation rating when Paul Kelly scored.

Seán Kelly then scored the essential rebound aim from Niall Curley’s first save within the 63rd minute.

Eoghan Kelly was proven a black card and Keith Murphy was despatched off for Strokestown after a foul on Cooke, with Moycullen main 1-8 to 0-7 on the finish of the half.

The one aim of the second half was from Davoren as Moycullen battled for his place within the deciding match.

Scorers for Moycullen: Dessie Conneely 0-4 (0-4f), Sean Kelly 1-0, Ger Davoren 1-0, Owen Gallagher 0-3, Paul Kelly 0-1.

Shooters for Strokestown: Diarmuid McGann 0-4 (0-3f), Shane McGinley 0-2 (0-1f, 0-1 45), Cathal Compton 0-1.


16. Andrzej Moc

17. Conor Corcoran
4. Niall Mulcahy
2 Cein Dean

7. Aidan Claffey
5. Eoghan Kelly
28. Michael Moughan

19. If Daveron
12. Paul Kelly

9. Tom Clarke
25. Michael Reilly
3. Sean Kelly

13.Daniel Cox
24. Owen Gallagher
15. Dessie Conneley

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21. Peter Cooke for Cox (37)
22. Fionn McDonagh for Davoren (62)
19. Davoren for McDonagh (60)
11. Conor Bohan Replaces Deane (86)
22. McDonagh for Gallagher (89)
8. Mark Lydon for S Kelly (90).


1. Niall Curley

2. Timmy Gibbons
3. Sean Mullooly
4. David Neary

7.Ciaran Regan
6. Colm Neary
17. Cathal Brogan

8. David Butler
9. Cathal Compton

5. Keith Murphy
11. Paddy Brogan
15. Darmuid McGann

13 Shane McGinley
14. Colin Compton
12. Cathal Lavin


10. Kevin Finn for Lavin (43)
20. Mikey Kavanagh for Butler (53)
12. Lavin for Kavanagh (60)
20. Kavanagh for Regan (88).

Choose: John Gilmartin (Sligo).

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