It looks as if all those het-up Sheepstealers, who were arguing furiously last week for the upholding of that 1997 agreement about Connacht finals involving Sligo and Leitrim having to be played at a neutral venue, finally have some proverbial skin in the game for July 15th. This is because their minors overcame Galway in this evening’s Connacht semi-final and so will face our lads in the curtain-raiser at Hyde Park in a fortnight’s time.
The defending champions had to endure a real battle in Tuam this evening against Galway where, with normal time running out, the young Ovine Rustlers still trailed the Tribeslads by two points. However, two late scores – the second from a free deep in stoppage time – forced the tie into extra-time where the Rossies prevailed on a 1-11 to 1-9 scoreline.
So, after all their pussing about neutral venues for Connacht finals, the fact that the senior final will be held in Hyde Park means that the Rossies will now enjoy home advantage in the minor decider for the second successive year. If a man wasn’t about to bugger off on his summer hols, this is something that he could start getting all crabby about. But he is, so he won’t.
The other thing, of course, is that with the Rossies playing in the game’s opening day, the hoors are sure to have cornered all the good seats before our lot start to show up at Hyde Park. And the home support will no doubt be happy to lend vocal support to the Magpies in the senior final as well. Oh well, we’ll just have to make sure we win both of the day’s provincial finals, won’t we?
7 thoughts on “It’s the Rossies in the minor decider”
My mate from Galway was at tonight’s game he said the rossies weren’t up too much & Mayo should have no problem beating them. We’ll see i guess.
Mayo minors have some work to do, but they do have some good players. And played well in patches the last day.
Pity it’s not in Castlebar. Stand ticket this time round I think, got soaked last year in Roscommon!
MO2012, your mate from Galway is a bitter fool. All the bookmakers think so too. Mayo may indeed beat Roscommon and good luck to them if they do so, however the bookies (who rarely have the Rossies as favourites in underage games) have Mayo as outsiders for this one. You get that kind of bitter crap sometimes, especially when a footballing superpower like Galway lose to a shit footballing county like Roscommon.
Should Mayo,Galway the two superpowers of Connacht not be defeating like you said a shit footballling county?
its the worst minor team ive seing for a long time ros will beat them handy enough
Mayo beat Galway in the league by 3 points the ros needed extra time last weekend. No need to over or under sell this final is nicely set up for Mayo to win.
Think Roscommon are a serious team but so are Mayo. I believe Ros are hyping themselves up too much which is our trump card. Young daly a good player as is Finn and Corcoran but Mayo ok too. Mayo will have support because of senior game. Mayo just I’d say.