Roscommon v Galway Live clash within the Connacht football semi-final this afternoon , with the Rossies hoping to spring a surprise on home turf at Dr Hyde Park.
The winners will combat either Mayo or Leitrim, with the second provincial semi-final being played at MacHale Park next Sunday.
Roscommon v Galway Live Galway got a lift in midweek when Damien Comer was named within the starting 15 for today’s clash, having recovered from a thumb injury.
Roscommon v Galway Live Comer’s inclusion is one among two changes from the Galway side that was beaten by Monaghan within the Division 1 relegation play-off last month.
Johnny Heaney lines out at wing-back after replacing Jack Glynn and Matthew Tierney starts his first Championship game in midfield for the Tribesmen.
Anthony Cunningham, meanwhile, has made three changes to the side that was beaten by Armagh in their Division 1 relegation play-off.
Eddie Nolan comes certain Tadhg O’Rourke within the middle of the park, while Sean Mullooly and Niall Daly replace Ronan Daly and Richard Hughes within the half-back line.
The match is survive RTE 2, with throw-in at 1:15pm and you’ll follow live updates right here with Irish Mirror Sport’s live blog.
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Both teams played in Division one during their league campaign, however, they endured terrible league runs with each side getting relegated.
They come into this game with everything to prove and with a possible meeting with Connacht champions Mayo on the road . The Rossies and therefore the Tribesmen did bully off against one another within the league, where Galway came out on top with a 2-16 to 1-13 victory at Pearse Stadium.
This summer is that the 20th anniversary of the introduction of a back door system in Gaelic football.
The main victims of its first running, back in 2001, were Roscommon and Tyrone, who defeated Galway and Derry respectively in their provincial Championships.
In normal circumstances, the Tribe and therefore the Oak Leaf men would are out of the running.
But a couple of weeks later Roscommon and Tyrone were cruelly drawn in rematches and lost bent Galway and Derry sides who had resurrected their seasons through the rear door.
Tomorrow Roscommon host Galway at Hyde Park during a straight knockout Connacht semi-final, during a fixture dripping with irony.
The back door isn’t officially slammed closed forever.
In the meantime, the Championship is straight knockout for the second year during a row thanks to the time constraints placed on the GAA by the Covid pandemic.
If this year’s structure was in situ in 2001, you’d are watching a Roscommon/Tyrone All-Ireland semi-final and no Sam Maguire for Galway.
Roscommon v Galway Live Roscommon’s Nigel Dineen was involved in both those Galway games and is philosophical about the cards his side were dealt, looking back thereon now.
Roscommon v Galway Live “After Galway, we went on and won Connacht,” he told Star Sport. “We hadn’t won for 10 years. it had been big joy for the county and every one the people.
Tommy Joyce of Galway and Francie Grehan of Roscommon in action
It wasn’t something we were wont to doing, year in, year out.
It was special for us that had been around goodbye playing football and hadn’t got anything out of it.
“We just weren’t ready to rise up to the amount expected folks within the All-Ireland quarter-final against Galway.
“We were totally flat, just weren’t at an equivalent pace we had been in Connacht.
It just dwindled out. it had been disappointing. There’s no point saying it had been n’t and particularly once you see Galway happening and winning the All-Ireland afterwards it was even more disappointing.
“No doubt about it, that they had an excellent team. Fair play to them and that they were delighted to urge a second chance to place maybe the wrongs right.”