The Lead Story: Top 5 GAA moments of the summer

With the summer officially at an end we look back on the GAA highlights from the last three months…in no particular order!

Connacht champions

Roscommon travelled to Salthill in July and not only beat the Connacht champions Galway, but beat them convincingly. The celebrations continued most of the following week as Roscommon brought the JJ Nestor Cup home.

Rossies in Croker

It’s not very often Roscommon can boast two teams in Croke Park at the business end of championships. The senior footballers had two days out at HQ against Mayo while the U-17s took on Tyrone in the All-Ireland final. Not the results we were hoping for but a good platform for next year!

Youngsters rock the Kingdom!

Roscommon’s U-17s took on the mighty Kerry in Cusack Park in Ennis back in August. Liam Tully’s troops produced a breathtaking display of football to earn a place in the inaugural U-17 All-Ireland final against Tyrone at Croke Park.

Joe’s late winner!

Time was almost up in the All-Ireland SHC Semi-Final when Joe Canning struck one of the points of the season from the Cusack Stand to break Tipperary hearts. Galway went on to take Liam MacCarthy back across the Shannon following a thrilling victory over Waterford in the final.

Three in a row

A fitting achievement for one of Gaelic football’s greatest teams. Jim Gavin’s Boys in Blue once again overcame Mayo. Sam Maguire is gathering dust in the Capital!