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Roscommon V Galway: Connacht Final Replay Preview

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After last Sunday’s dramatic draw (Match Report here) Roscommon and Galway meet in MacHale Park on Sunday at 3:30pm.

This will be their first Connacht Final Replay since 1998. That year, after drawing 0-11 each in Tuam Stadium, Galway won the replay after extra-time in Dr. Hyde Park by 1-17 to 0-17 and went on to win the All-Ireland. Their only other Connacht Final replay was in 1976 when Galway won by 1-14 to 0-9.

Team News

Roscommon have made one personnel change and a number of positional switches for Sunday’s Replay. Details here.
Galway have delayed announcing their team and it is now expected at approximately 9pm. Details will be added here as soon as they become available.

Last five Connacht Final clashes

2016: Galway 0-13 Roscommon 1-10 at Pearse Stadium.
1998 (Replay): Galway won 1-17 to 0-17 at Dr. Hyde Park.
1998 (Draw): Galway 0-11 Roscommon 0-11 at Tuam Stadium.
1990: Roscommon won 0-16 to 1-11 at Dr. Hyde Park.
1986: Galway won 1-8 to 1-5 at Dr. Hyde Park.


Tickets are still available from Supervalu stores in Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea, Carrick on Shannon, Boyle, Roscommon, Monksland and Ballyhaunis and Centra in Strokestown.
Tickets will also be available from the Connacht GAA Vans at the venue.
They are priced as follows:
Stand (Reserved)€30
Sideline €20
Juveniles (U-16)€5
Students & OAP’s Full price must be paid but refunds of €10 will be paid to OAP’s & Students, (with current ID cards), for Stand, and Sideline tickets at Designated Stile only, (Turnstile #16 and 17 & 48).
*Groups: Entry at Turnstile #38.
Family Tickets available for Stand: Adult full price & child €5.

Getting there

There is a special match day train running from Athlone on the Westport line stopping at Roscommon, Castlerea and Ballyhaunis. Departure times as follows:
Athlone 12.35pm
Roscommon town 12.56pm
Castlerea 1.16pm
Ballyhaunis 1.30pm
Claremorris 1.44pm
Arrive Castlebar 2.08pm

Return trains depart Castlebar Station at 5.58pm.
Tickets are available on-line at or at your local Iarnród Éireann Station. Advance booking is essential.


The game will be preceded at 1:30pm by the Ted Webb Under 16 Football Tournament game between Roscommon and the Galway City / West side.

Can’t go?

The game will be shown live on the RTE Player and the RTE Sport Website. Supporters abroad can watch the game via the GAAGO App. There will be full live Commentary on local Radio Stations

Did you know?

– Roscommon are seeking their first championship success over Galway since the 2001 Connacht semi-final when they won by 2-12 to 0-14 in Tuam Stadium.
– Both teams won their last Connacht title in MacHale Park. Roscommon defeated Sligo there in 2010 and Galway defeated Mayo there in 2008.
– Prior to last Sunday Galway and Roscommon have met once already this year, with the Tribesmen winning the FBD League Final by a point last January.

Where do they go from here?

The winners qualify for the All-Ireland Quarter-Final on July 31st; the losers are due to play in Round 4 of the qualifiers on next Saturday July 23.

The Winners?

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have listed Galway as even money favourites. Roscommon are 11/10.