There was extra-time heartbreak for St Farnan’s of Sligo in Saturday’s Connacht intermediate club football semi-final as they were beaten by Roscommon champions St Faithleach’s at Dr Hyde Park on final scoreline of 1-12 to 1-11.
The sides finished level at 1-9 a-piece at the end of normal time.
Ciaran Murtagh’s first-half goal gave the Ballyleague men an early first-half advantage but from the water break onwards, Farnan’s gradually edged their way back into the game.
The west Sligo men trailed by one point at half-time (1-4 to 0-6) and continued to impress with the aid of a strong breeze at their backs in the second half to eventually force extra-time (1-6 to 0-9).
Paddy O’Connor struck for a goal for St Farnan’s in the first period of extra-time but Faithleach’s responded with a series of points to level matters at 1-9 each at half-time in extra-time.
In the final 10 minutes, the home side edged in front – and eventually won by 1-12 to 1-11.
Saturday’s GAA results
Connacht IFC club semi-final
St Faithleach’s (Roscommon) 1-12 St Farnan’s (Sligo) 1-11 after extra-time
Ulster SFC club quarter-final
Derrygonnelly Harps (Fermanagh) 1-16 Dromore (Tyrone) after extra-time
Donegal U21 ‘A’ football semi-final
MacCumhaills 0-24 Ardara 0-4
(Four Masters v St Eunan’s – Sunday, 2pm)
Leitrim U20 ‘C’ football final
Annaduff 4-5 Glencar/Manorhamilton 1-11
Sligo U20 ‘B’ football quarter-final
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 5-16 Calry/St Joseph’s 0-6.