Garbally College needed a late rescue mission from Simon Keller to save their Connacht senior schools cup campaign as the fly-half’s late try and conversion denied Sligo Grammar a deserved tenth title.
Keller crossed three minutes into injury-time and slotted a tricky conversion in the blustery conditions to force a replay of the final which takes place at the Sportsground on Thursday (2pm).
Two tries from Daire Byrne and Matthew Cosgrave in three first-half minutes gave Sligo Grammar the upper hand but they were denied late on by Keller’s class.
But after Grammar defended their line superbly throughout, Keller spotted the gap late on and forced the replay.
Scorers – Sligo Grammar: D Byrne, M Cosgrove tries;
Garbally College: S Keller 1 try, 1 con, 1 pen
Garbally College: S Tierney; I Fletcher, P Flannery, S Horan, C Dooley (E McCormack 41); S Keller, D Reilly; D O’Hara, N Higgins (C Noone 34), C Kenny; S Holland, P Claffey; C Barrett, D Connolly, J Codyre.