The first rounds of the Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored Roscommon Senior Football Championship and Mulryan Construction Intermediate Football Championship took place and here is a brief round-up of the action.
Hodson Bay Hotel Senior Football Championship
Padraig Pearses enjoyed a 0-14 to 0-9 win over St Brigids at Pairc an Phiarsaigh. Pearses had a wide range of scorers with Emmet Kelly, Sean Fahy and Niall Daly and David Murray among those who pointed
Cathal McHugh was St Brigids top scorer with four points but was sent off just before the full time whistle. Midfielder Garvan Dolan scored three points.
Boyle secured a 1-12 to 1-7 win over Castlerea St Kevins in Abbey Park. The home side struggled to get into the game and only got their first point in the 21st minute. They made up for it in the remaining nine minutes, scoring 1-5. Boyle remained in control until the 49th minute when Ger Heneghan sent a penalty to the back of the net. He scored 1-5 in total. Boyle had a wide range of scorers with Donie Smith kicking four points.
First half Goals from Diarmuid Murtagh and Darragh Hussey, in the space of two minutes, helped St Faithleachs to a 2-14 to 0-12 win over Elphin in Kilglass. The Roscommon player scored 1-3 in total with his brothers Ciarain and Brian scoring 0-4 and 0-2 respectivly and Darragh Hussey scoring 1-2. Fintan Cregg scored three late points for the men in orange.
The weather had a big impact on the games played on Saturday evening. Michael Glaveys suffered defeat on their return to Senior Football, losing by 0-12 to 1-3 against St Croans in Castlerea. Croans led by 0-6 to 1-2 at the interval and wind advantage helped them to sail home.
Derek Moran scored 1-4 and Cathal Cregg added 0-4 as Western Gaels defeated Strokestown by 1-13 to 0-8. Western Gaels led by 0-7 to 0-5 at half-time but dominated the second half to win by a comfortable margin.
Roscommon Gaels defeated Clann na nGael by 0-10 to 0-8 in terrible weather conditions at Lisnamult. The home side led by 0-8 to 0-4 at half time and despite having plenty of chance Clann couldn’t catch up; kicking 10 wides in the second half alone
Mulryan Construction Intermediate Football Championship
Ross Nolan scored seven points as Éire Óg defeated St Aidans by 0-13 to 0-9 in Ballyforan on Saturday evening. The visitors used the wind advantage to lead by 0-8 to 0-1 at half-time and the win was never in doubt.
Finbar McGowan scored four points to help St Barrys defeat St Michaels by 0-12 to 0-9 in Ardcarne Park. The east Roscommon men made a great start and led by 0-6 to 0-1 early in the first half but the home side fought back and made the second half was a might tighter affair.
Shannon Gaels were beaten on their return to Intermediate level. Clann na nGael’s B team defeated them by 0-15 to 0-10 with Ciaran Lennon, who kicked 0-5 and Ross Naughton with 0-4 among the scorers.
Tulsk laid down a marker when they defeated St Dominics by 2-15 to 0-12 on Saturday evening. Jack Conlon scored 1-4 with Cathal O’Rourke and Sean McCormack scoring 4 point each.
Kilmore V Oran and Fuerty V Kilbride were both postponed due to players involvement in the Christy Ring Cup. Kilmore and Oran will meet this Satutday at 7pm in O’Rourke Park, Castlerea.
The Warm n’Cosy Homes Junior A Championships begin this weekend. We’ll publish our preview in the coming days.