Galway manager, Kevin Walsh, felt his side more than redeemed themselves last Sunday as they swept Roscommon aside to claim the JJ Nestor Cup in Castlebar.
Walsh said: “We didn’t push on when we had the chance last week and if you want to become a serious team you have to press home your advantage when you have it and we did that today. We were exceptional today, in fairness.
“We took a lot of positives out of last week. It might have been a hard game to watch but we did a lot of good things in the game and we built on that today. We were expecting a tough game and we knew once the draw was made that we would have to take out two Division One teams to win a Connacht title, and we have done that, so it’s very satisfying. The standard of the Connacht Championship was very high this year and it is a great achievement to win it and we must kick on now.”