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Galway v Roscommon preview

Steven Poacher and Enda Varley preview the huge Connacht Senior Football Semi-Final between Galway and Roscommon

Steven Poacher and Enda Varley preview the Connacht Football Semi-Final between Galway and Roscommon.

They meet in the championship for a third successive year and for the eighth time
(including a replay in 2016) in eight seasons.

2022: Galway 2-19 Roscommon 2-16 (Connacht final)
2021: Galway 2-11 Roscommon 0-12 (Connacht semi-final)
2019: Roscommon 1-13 Galway 0-12 (Connacht final)
2018: Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-6 (Connacht final)
2017: Roscommon 2-15 Galway 0-12 (Connacht final)

*Galway are having their first outing in the championship, having earlier reached the Division 1 final where they lost to Mayo.

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*Roscommon beat Mayo by 2-8 to 0-10 in the Connacht quarter-final last Sunday week. Diarmuid Murtagh (0-6) was their top scorer.

*Galway and Roscommon have met 66 times in the championship.

*Galway have won 39 to Roscommon’s 21, with six draws. The last draw was in the 2016 Connacht final – Galway won the replay.

*Galway are bidding to reach the Connacht final for an eighth successive year.

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*Roscommon beat Galway by a point (0-9 to 0-8) in this year’s Allianz League clash Round 2 clash in Pearse Stadium in February. The low-scoring was in marked contrast to their Connacht final meeting at the same venue last year which Galway won by 2-19 to 2-16.

*The winners will play Sligo or New York in the Connacht final on May 7.

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