There was more provincial club success for Roscommon this afternoon as St Faithleach’s defeated Galway’s Naomh Anna Leitir Móir to claim Connacht intermediate football championship glory in Salthill.
It finished 2-14 to 2-12 at Pearse Stadium, where both teams served up a cracking decider and, in the end, it was a goal from defender Mickey Fox at the end of extra time which handed St Faithleach’s the title.
Both teams had chances to win the game in second-half injury-time, it was Diarmuid Murtagh’s point in the 58th minute which ended up forcing extra time for the Roscommon men with the scoreboard at full-time reading 1-12 to 2-9.
Murtagh’s point would also see St Faithleach’s lead at the halfway stage in extra time, but Naomh Anna looked to have their name on the cup when Myles Seoige’s put them ahead in the dying stages only for Fox to break their hearts.
Connacht Champions!!!!— St.Faithleachs GAA (@FaithleachsGAA) January 15, 2022
A proud moment for our selector Gerry Beirne as he lifts the Gene Beirne trophy named in the memory of his brother. Along with Brian and Diarmuid Murtagh #rosgaa #faithleachs
In Newbridge, Offaly’s Clonbullogue made their goals count in a 5-3 to 1-10 victory over Kilcullen of Kildare to clinch the Leinster club junior football championship title.
The winners had only struck goals during the first-half but it was enough to see them lead by 3-0 to 1-4 at the break.
The second-half saw the Kildare men throw everything at their opponents but it was goals from Joe Foran and Jamie Guing that sealed the title for Clonbullogue.
Champions!— Official Offaly GAA (@Offaly_GAA) January 15, 2022
Eddie Bennett of @ClonbullogueG accepts the Leinster Club Junior Football Championship Cup from Pat Teehan, Chairperson of Leinster Council.
Clonbullogue defeated Kilcullen by 5-3 to 1-10 in Newbridge today pic.twitter.com/pV9oOf2hpo
Down in Mallow, another Kerry side collected the Munster club junior football championship title after Gneeveguilla eased to a 4-18 to 1-6 win over Tipperary’s Ballina.
Goals from Shane O’Sullivan and John O’Leary cruised the men from the Kingdom towards a commanding 2-9 to 1-4 lead at the break and they’d bag more majors via O’Sullivan and Con Buckley to record the 21-point victory.
Munster champions pic.twitter.com/UDbE076Eu5— Gneeveguilla GAA (@Gneeveguillagaa) January 15, 2022