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The rain poured, the wind blew a gale and the Rossies went home with the bacon.
The Galway footballers won their second Connacht senior title in three years when they saw off a stout Roscommon challenge at Hyde Park on Sunday.
As I researched for this article ahead of Sunday's Connacht football final in Hyde Park, I went back to the headlines that previewed the 2017 final featuring the same two teams.
When 15 minutes before throw in, it was announced that Footballer of the Year - Lee Keegan wouldn’t be starting there was an air of fear amongst the Mayo supporters who made the pilgrimage back to Croke Park on Bank Holiday Monday. But once the ball was thrown in that unease was soon vanquished as Mayo went right at Roscommon and rolled them over in impressive style at the second time of asking.
They don’t make it easy on the faithful, but the Mayo congregation will head to church at least once more this summer after a dramatic draw with near neighbours Roscommon on Sunday in Croke Park. There were more than a few decades of the Rosary said by the traveling worshipers down the final few minutes of injury time as Mayo created and fluffed a few chances to win the game and the devotions were dedicated to the full time whistle blowing when Roscommon looked to steal it right at the end.
A first Connacht title in seven years ensures 2017 will be fondly remembered in Roscommon, but Sunday’s Croke Park clash against Mayo promises to be interesting.
Roscommon manager Kevin McStay was delighted with Sunday’s splendid 2-15 to 0-12 Connacht SFC Final success over Galway at Pearse Stadium.
In my final paragraph on these pages last Thursday I said that if Galway were "absolutely focused, and went out and performed to their utmost capabilities, then they should be good enough to beat Roscommon."
Roscommon set up a July 9 Connacht SFC final against Galway after defeating Leitrim at Dr Hyde Park last Sunday.
Roscommon manager Kevin McStay has named three championship debutants in his team for Sunday’s Connacht semi-final against Leitrim at Dr Hyde Park, throw-in 3.30pm.