In-form Gallagher helps guide St Colman's in to semi-finals
St Coleman's 2-12 Roscommon CBS 0-6:Two goals inside a minute – the first a penalty – killed off the challenge of Roscommon CBS as the students of St Colman’s, Claremorris, advanced to the semi-final of the Connacht Colleges senior A football championship.
A bitterly cold Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis, was the venue for the first quarter-final yesterday and the player who lit up what was really a one-sided contest was last year’s Mayo minor captain, Adam Gallagher, who finished the game with 1-7.
The Mayo Gaels player nailed 0-6 of that in the first half to give his team a comfortable 0-10 to 0-3 interval lead.
Ten minutes into the second half, Gallagher stroked home a penalty and inside a minute he was instrumental in setting up his side’s second goal, which was well finished by Liam Noone.
Paul Kenny’s freetaking kept CBS hanging on but it was only token resistance against a physically stronger and technically superior Mayo outfit.