Saturday, January 21, 2023

Paul Freeman (right) is part of the University of Galway Maree basketball squad for tonight’s Pat Duffy Cup final.


A Roscommon club footballer will swap the football field for the basketball court this evening as he aims to bring cup glory west of the Shannon for the first time in 27 years.

Éire Óg GAA Club took to social media to wish one of its own, Paul Freeman, every success with University of Galway Maree who contest tonight’s Pat Duffy Cup final against DBS Éanna at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

The game tips off at 8 p.m. and is live on TG4.

University of Galway Maree are contesting their first ever Pat Duffy Cup final, boasting an impressive average winning margin of 14 points in victories over Flexachem KCYMS, Belfast Star and Bright St. Vincent’s on their way to the final.

The Pat Duffy Cup hasn’t been won by a Connacht team since Chambourcy Ballina, featuring former Roscommon and St. Brigid’s senior football selector and current Mayo selector Liam McHale, defeated Star of the Sea in the 1996 decider.

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