Our round-up of the weekend’s action on the Roscommon Sport scene features Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rugby, Ladies Gaelic, Boxing, Handball and Pool.
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An all-Roscommon and District Football League clash in the Connacht Cup Quarter-Final saw Ballinasloe Town enjoy a 4-0 win over Ballaghaderreen. Vincent Brooks looks back at that game and all the League action in his round-up here.
The Roscommon Senior Footballers produced a top class second half performance but it wasn’t enough to defeat the reigning League and All-Ireland Champions in Carrick on Shannon. Read our report here.The game was due to be played in Dr Hyde Park but following an inspection by Referee Derek O’Mahoney at 9am it was changed.
Ladies Gaelic Football
The Roscommon Ladies suffered a 2-8 to 2-16 defeat away to Tipperary in Vicarstown.
The Roscommon Under 21 Footballers suffered an agonising one point defeat in the Connacht Final. Man of the Match Diarmuid Murtagh tied the game heading into injury time but a Michael Plunkett point in injury time game Mayo a 1-11 to 1-10 win. Seamus Cunniffe and Shairoze Akram from Ballaghaderreen started for Mayo.
There was also disappointment for the Minor Footballers, who were defeated by Galway on a scoreline of 4-10 to 0-9 in the Connacht League.
Buccaneers moved into the final play-off berth when proving too strong for fellow promotion rivals Old Wesley 25-9 in their Ulster Bank League Division 1B. Read the Match Report here
Thomas O’Brien took on Galway opposition on Saturday in St. Coman’s in two matches for the right to compete in the 13&under ‘B’ grade in the finals on 16-17 April. Thomas had no problems as he easily dispatched of Inis Mor’s Brian O’Cualain and Abbeyknockmoy’s Shane Flesk and on current form could have a good run in the finals.
Ladies Gaelic Football
The Roscommon Under 14 Ladies began their Connacht Championship campaign with a 5-10 to 1-7 win over Leitrim.
Dylan Towey of Ballaghderreen Boxing Club and Ethan Sharkey of Castlerea Boxing Club were both defeated in their National Boxing Finals.
On Friday night Kiltrustan’s “The Silver Eel” qualified to meet Elphin’s “An Bothar Rua” in the Roscommon Pool League Cup Final. They defeated Charlie’s Bar 5-1 to win 8-5 on aggregate. In the Shield Semi-Final “Sorohan’s” drew 5-5 with The Silver Eel’s second team. The result meant that they qualified for the Final on a scoreline of 10-9.