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Cox sets tone as Roscommon hit top form to lift Connacht crown


John Campbell

By John Campbell

There is just no stopping Roscommon. Having created a big shock in disposing of Mayo in the Connacht senior football championship semi-final, they produced another upset when they sent fancied Galway packing in yesterday's decider.

And they did it in some style too. Behind by 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval, they derived inspiration from Diarmuid Murtagh's 40th minute goal and from that point on they proved unstoppable.

Kerry import Conor Cox, who has been outstanding this year to date, was superb in attack, landing four points while Antaine O Laoi joined him in torturing the beleaguered Galway defence.

Shane Walsh tried hard to inspire Galway but Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham had his side fired up to such an extent that they were still in top gear when the final whistle sounded.

In the Munster senior hurling championship, Seamus Callinane led the way with 1-4 while Jason Forde contributed 0-8 as Tipperary beat Limerick by 1-22 to 0-21.

Clare were also in fine fettle and an early goal from Shane O'Donnell that was complemented by no less than a dozen points from the deadly accurate Peter Duggan helped them to a spectacular 2-23 to 2-18 win over Cork.

Ironically, Cork produced the man of the match in Pa Horgan who landed a whopping 2-9 to continue his phenomenal scoring record for the Leesiders.

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