The final round of games in the Roscommon GAA Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Football Championships took place over the weekend and there were a few surprises along the way.
Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Football Championship
Reigning Champions Clann na nGael are out of the Championship after being defeated by Boyle on a scoreline of 4-13 to 2-14.
Niall McInerney, Ian Kilbride, Darragh Donnelly and Brian Stack were the goalscorers as St Brigids defeated Castlerea St Kevins by 4-16 to 0-6 to confirm their Semi-Final spot.
Padraig Pearses 1-11 Roscommon Gaels 1-11. Roscommon Gaels goal from Brian Kelly with the returning Conor Daly making a big impact for Padraig Pearses in the second half.
David Rooney and Darragh Hussey both scored 1-1 as St Faithleachs booked a place in the Quarter-Final with a 2-9 to 0-10 win over Strokestown. Kevin Finn and Diarmuid McGann both scored 0-3 for Strokestown.
Kevin Higgins was in fine form again for Western Gaels, scoring 4 points as they confirmed their quarter-final spot by defeating Michael Glaveys by 0-20 to 2-5. Niall Higgins and Ciarain Cafferkey scored 0-3 apiece.
In the Quarter-Finals, on the weekend of September 11th, Boyle take on St Faithleachs and Western Gaels will face Roscommon Gaels.
Early Goals from Ross Timothy and Keith Muldoon were not enough to save St Croans from a place in the Relegation Play-off. They led Elphin by 2-7 to 0-7 after three minutes of the second half but Elphin fought back; Fintan Cregg getting a late equalised.
Michael Glaveys and St Croans will meet in the Relegation Play-off. The date is to be confirmed.
Mulryan Construction Boyle Intermediate Football Championship
Gearoid Ennis scored 1-8 and Thomas Clayton grabbed a goal as Fuerty defeated St Dominics by 2-17 to 1-8. Conor Fallon was once again the main threat for St Dominics, scoring four points.
Tulsk fought back from two points down in injury time to secure a 2-8 to 1-11 draw with Kilmore in Elphin yesterday (Sunday) evening. David Carleton was their top scorer with 1-1 with Tadhg O’Rourke grabbing the other goal. John Donohoe was Kilmore’s Goal scorer with Derek Connellan scoring five points.
Kilmore go through to the Quarter-Final, where they will be joined by Oran who defeated neighbours Kilbride by 0-15 to 0-12. Kilbride finished bottom of the group and will play in Section B next year.
The Quarter-Final pairings are yet to be confirmed but are due to be played on the weekend of September 11th.
St Aidans appear to have secured a Quarter-Final spot after defeating Shannon Gaels by 1-17 to 1-13. The final placing may depend on the outcome of the Éire Óg V St Barrys game, which was postponed due to a bereavement. Éire Óg sit on top with six points, St Barrys in 4th with 4 points.
Elsewhere St Michaels defeated Clann na nGael B by 5-14 to 3-12. The sides will meet again in the Relegation play-off on a date to be confirmed.
Warm n’Cosy Homes Junior A Football Championship
Creggs had a comfortable 1-14 to 0-5 win over St Dominics B. In doing so they remained unbeaten and booked a Semi-Final spot. They will be joined by Kilglass Gaels, who defeated Ballinameen by 1-14 to 0-11. Ballinameen finished 5th and will play in Section B next year. As will St Dominics B, who finished 6th.
Joey Cunniffe scored 1-6 as St Brigids B defeated St Ronans by 2-11 to 0-10. Both teams qualified for the Quarter-Finals. They will be joined by Western Gaels B, who defeated neighbours Castlerea St Kevins B by 1-13 to 1-12 and Pádraig Pearses B who defeated Strokestown B by 2-11 to 2-8.
In the Quarter-Finals on the weekend of September 11th St Brigids B face Western Gaels B and St Ronans will take on Padraig Pearses B.
Remaining Roscommon GAA Championship dates
11th September – Senior, Intermediate & Junior A Quarter-Finals
25th September – Intermediate & Junior A Semi-Finals
2nd October – Senior Semi-Finals
9th October – Intermediate & Junior A Finals
23rd October – Senior Final