Goals galore as Rossies floor Mayo in Connacht MFC

July 23, 2021

Goals aplenty at Dr Hyde Park.

There was no shortage of goals in the Connacht minor football championship at Dr Hyde Park this evening as Roscommon defeated Mayo 4-13 to 2-12 in an entertaining tussle.

The Rossies, perhaps buoyed by the exploits of their U20 footballers' Connacht final win over the same opposition on Wednesday night, effectively sealed the win in the first-half when a whirlwind 18-minute spell saw them score four goals.

Having trailed by 0-4 to 0-2, Ryan Conlon converted a penalty before further majors from Shane McGinley and captain Colm Neary powered the hosts into a 3-5 to 0-5 lead after 25 minutes.

Mayo were awarded a penalty of their own, which they scored after a rebound but the ball was then worked up their field for Neary to net his second and that put Enda Nugent's charges 4-6 to 1-8 clear at half-time.

A second Mayo goal brought the margin down to five with 15 minutes remaining but they were unable to make any further inroads as Roscommon advance to a semi-final clash against Galway on July 31.

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