Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg celebrates winning his third Connacht title. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 0-12 Roscommon 1-13 Forewarned is forearmed and yet as the rain fell and the pitch became splashy and all sense was squeezed from this cold Ju(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer (right) comes under pressure from Kildare’s Fergal Conway in the All-Ireland football championship quarter-final last year.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht SFC final: Galway v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, Sunday, 4.0 (Live RTÉ) It has slipped under the radar that this match constitutes a record fo(...)

Galway win a kickout against Roscommon in Salthill. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Galway 1-17 Roscommon 1-10 Galway gave themselves a chance of reaching the Division 1 final for the second year in a row after Danny Cummins led them(...)

Galway’s Johnny Heaney scores the only oal of the match against Monaghan on Sunday. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Monaghan 0-11 Galway 1-9 A fine result for Galway on a perishing afternoon in Grattan Park Inniskeen. Kevin Walsh’s side arrived as underdogs given a(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a penalty from Galway’s Eamonn Brannigan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12 So much for a semi-final being a good place to catch Dublin. This wasn’t exactly the ritual disembowelling that Tyrone got la(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford and Paul Geaney with Declan Kyne and Johnny Heaney of Galway all contesting a high ball. Photpgraph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-13 Kerry 1-10 When you’re bad you may as well be super bad. In a game where nothing appeared worthwhile other than the end result, Galway ro(...)

Shane Walsh: was the one Galway player who was exceptional all through the game against Roscommon. Photograph: Laszo Geczo/Inpho

The Connacht final threw up some tantalising questions: could Roscommon put titles back-to-back for the first time since 1991 and it was also a test o(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer and Shane Walsh celebrate after the match at Hyde Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-6 A game of four halves, this. Galway played one half of shackled, stilted packed defence football and only found themselves (...)

Final whistle: Galway’s Eoghan Kerin celebrates his side’s victory over Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12 It was never a match that could equal the vast hopes and passions of the occasion, with the fault lines along the Mayo-Galway b(...)

Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

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