Roscommon U-21 manager Mike Ryan was happy to praise his players following their dramatic win on Saturday – but the words of praise had been preceded by a half-time rollicking! Ryan was a relieved Roscomon manager after the game. He said: ‘We couldn’t wait to get the players in at half-time. We needed to re-organise. I can tell you that there were a few choice words spoken in that dressing room. I asked the players did they want to leave everything out on the field in the second half or just lie down and take a beating and thank God we got the right response. ‘We made a few switches and they worked and I was so proud of the players in the second half. They really showed character and I knew that they had the ability to win it if they played up to the standard that I knew that they could reach. ‘It was tough going into the game without having played in the championship before Saturday and this game will bring us on a ton hopefully. ‘We are now looking forward to the Connacht final. It will not be easy but we have a squad of talented, educated and ambitious young footballers and we will be doing everything in our power to win that game but as far as today is concerned we are happy to have won the game’ he concluded.