The FBD League game between Galway and Roscommon has been the subject of much debate in the last week. With both teams safely through to the final, they were scheduled to play off in one final round-robin game today, which was a dead rubber for all intents and purposes.
The Connacht council had decided not to follow the example set in the Munster Senior Hurling League where the last group game between Limerick and Clare was declared as the final, and they set the FBD League final on February 18th.
Tribesmen forward Damien Comer was one of many left baffled by the decision.
“Common sense has to prevail in these situations. There’s no reason. It’s the same two teams that will be playing this weekend that will be playing in February. So, why not just put it together and have it as the FBD final? I think it makes sense for everyone.”
With the meaningless tie due to take place today, it fell victim to adverse weather conditions.
However, common sense has now prevailed, as the dead rubber tie will not be played before the final.
— Roscommon GAA (@RoscommonGAA) January 21, 2018
Both sides now look forward to their Allianz National Football League openers next weekend.