Roscommon Senior Footballers make it two from two


The Roscommon Senior Footballers secured successive wins in the FBD Connacht Senior Football League with a 0-12 to 0-8 win over NUI Galway at the Orchard Park, Elphin.

Fuerty’s Niall Kilroy got the opening score after two minutes however it took another 9 minutes for the second score of the afternoon to arrive; a point from Cian Connolly. NUIG got their first score of the game in the 16th minute but Roscommon replied with three frees from Cian Connolly and a point from play via Conor Devaney. The visitors could only muster one more score in the half to leave it at 0-6 to 0-2 at the interval.

NUIG dominated the opening stages of the second half; accounting for four of the first five flags raised – the sole Roscommon point coming from a Cian Connolly free. The last quarter was very keenly contest with both sides trading points and the scoreboard standing at Roscommon 0-10 NUIG 0-7 with five minutes to play – the Roscommon points coming from Niall Kilroy, Conor Daly and Captain Ciarán Murtagh. NUIG replied with a point in the 26th minute but points from Senan Kilbride and Ciarán Murtagh ensured a victory for Roscommon.

They host Mayo in the last Group game next Sunday at 2pm in Dr. Hyde Park.

Roscommon Senior Team:

Darren O’Malley,

Ronan Stack,
Niall Daly,
Sean McDermott,

Gary Patterson,
Cathal Cregg,
Ronan Daly,

Fintan Kelly,
Ian Kilbride,

Conor Devaney,
Niall Kilroy,
Scott Oates,

Cian Connolly,
Cathal Shine,
Ciarán Murtagh (Captain)