O’Shea happy with collectors item goal

GAA: Connacht SFC Final

A rare site: Seamus O'Shea gets a goal for Mayo against Sligo in the Connacht final. Photo:Sportsfile

A rare site: Seamus O'Shea gets a goal for Mayo against Sligo in the Connacht final. Photo:Sportsfile

The O’Shea house will be bursting with more medals and awards this week after Aidan and Seamus O’Shea picked up another Connacht medal each and Aidan got his hands on the man-of-the match award. Eldest brother Seamus, had to bow out of the action early doors on Sunday after he picked up an injury, but he reckons it’s not too serious. “I gave my groin a bit of a pull after 20 minutes, we’ll see what the medical team say, hopefully it won’t be to bad. I was in a tackle, what ever way I twisted or turned I gave it a bit of a pull, hopefully it will be all right.”

It was a disappointing end to the game for the All Ireland u21 winner who had grabbed himself a goal early on after a neat one-two with the younger brother, while he was happy with the goal, he joked that Aidan had to go and outdo him afterwards. “I don’t score to many of them, I don’t remember the last time I scored in club our county, but it would have been better if it was in a tight game, Aidan’s after scoring about 3-4 so it’ll be forgotten about, but I’ll take it.”

Seamus added that he believed that Mayo’s greater experience played a major part in their rolling over of the Sligo challenge. “We got a couple of early goals and it killed off the challenge fairly quickly. To be honest we were fairly wired up for it, Sligo had played really well against Roscommon so we expected a bit of a challenge and it didn’t transpire that way. It was the first Connacht final for a lot of their lads, it didn’t work out for them. But we’ll take it, we’re and experienced bunch and we took advantage today.”

Being part of a historic five in a row winning team is something that the 28-year-old is very proud of being involved in. “It’s great, it hasn’t been done for 50 odd years, provincial titles get a bit of a bad rep in recent times, but it’s not easy to win these and we were pushed very hard by Galway in the semi-final and you’ve seen how well they’ve gone on a played in the championship. It’s not easy to win them and go on and win five in a row is a great achievement.”


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