Marren leads Sligo success in Galway


Gaelic Games round-up:Full forward Adrian Marren scored a sensational 2-6 as Sligoenjoyed a 2-14 to 0-15 victory over Galwayat Pearse Stadium to secure their place in the Connacht Football Final.

Sligo had to come back from a four-point deficit at the break after Galway built up a 0-9 to 0-5 lead over the first 35 minutes.

With the wind at the backs for the second half, Sligo levelled the scores inside the opening 10 minutes of the second half before Marren converted a penalty in the 54th minute.

He then fired home with three minutes to go to seal a famous victory for the Yeats County.

In a rip-roaring Munster Football semi-final, Clarethrew away a 10 point lead against Limerickat the Gaelic Grounds but still held on to earn a famous victory on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-15.

The Banner men were 1-9 to 0-3 up at the break, but Ian Ryan, who hit 10 points, helped the home side take the lead with four minutes to go.

Clare had only two points in the second half at that stage, but ace marksman David Tubridy slotted over two late points to seal the victory and a place in the final against either Kerry or Cork.

In a day of hurling finals at Croke Park, Londonwon their first ever Christy Ring Cup with a 4-18 to 1-17 triumph over Wicklow, while Armaghwon their second Nicky Rackard title with a 3-20 to 1-15 success against Louth.

In the Lory Meagher decider, Tyronebeat Fermanaghin an extra-time thriller, where just one point separated the sides at the end as Tyrone won 2-24 to 3-20.