‘We’ll go again!’ – Walsh

Galway manager, Kevin Walsh, rued his side’s inability to see out the match but insisted the Tribesmen would be ready for Sunday’s replay in Castlebar.

  He said: “We were two points up going into injury-time and we should have seen the game out, but it wasn’t to be and we had another few chances and we couldn’t take them and that’s the way it goes. It’s level now at half-time in a two-game series and we have to go again next weekend.

  “We played well in the second half but we coughed up a soft goal early to Roscommon – and we were down by four points – but it was great to see the response from our lads to come back. The wind really doesn’t make that huge a difference at this level. It was a very tactical and defensive game and both sides were set up defensively. I’m sure that both teams didn’t want to see 14 men behind the ball but when there are runners coming from all sides and if the forward doesn’t follow him he will be given out to by the team manager, so it’s hard to blame the players. It was a defensive game for sure and we start again next weekend.  

  “I’ll take the draw now but with three minutes to go I wouldn’t be happy with it, but then I would have been happy to take it in the first half, so that’s the way it goes. We will be ready for the replay.”