Three in a row for Medtronic

Medtronic won the Galway Interfirms Senior Football title for the third year in succession when they defeated the Galway Garda by 3-14 to 0-11 in the Connacht Centre of Excellence.

Two Metronic goals in a minute settled the contest in Medtronic’s favour, but their superior spread of scores won the day as the Garda relied heavily on Cormac Bane.

Medtronic also started the brighter and led by 1-07 to 0-05 at the break.  Cian Mimnagh accuracy enabled the winners to buil a five-point advantage of 10 minutes of play, while Martin Shaughnessy. Galway Garda hit back with three Cormac Bane pointed frees, the when Adrian Warde and Joe Canny linked to set up Colm O Donovan for the first goal, Medtronic were five clear after 25 minutes.

The Garda tried hard to make inroads with Bane and a fine long range effort from Emmett Rocke reducing the arrears to four early.

However, Medtronic, who were on top in midfield, found scores easier to come by. and when they struck for two goals in the space of a minute, it was all over.

The first was a fine solo effort from Barry O Donovan, and substitute Ronan Conlon followed suit. Barry O Donovan tacked on another point to leave the winners in a commanding position.

Medtronic: K Murphy, D McHugh, K Dooher, T Monaghan, A McHugh, E Malarkey, G Cafferty, D Hogan, A Warde, M Shaughnessy (0-2 ), J Canney(0-1 ), B O Donovan (1-4, 1 ‘45 ), C O Donovan(1-2, 1f ), C Mimnagh (0-4, 2f ), T Wrynne. Subs: R Conlon(1-1 ), R Rogers, M McNamara, R McDermott, A Molloy.

Galway Garda: A Fallon, P Moran, A Pender, S Fitzmaurice, D Mullahy, M Lee, M Gallagher, D Connellan, M Caffrey, E Rocke (0-1 ), C Bane (0-10, 5f ), N Lennon, S Johnson, K Fitzmaurice, F Thomas.

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