Banner too strong for Roscommon

U-17 Hurling Celtic Challenge: Northclare 3-18 Roscommon 2-11

North Clare proved too strong for a gallant Roscommon outfit last week at Pairc an Piarsiagh.

  A well-taken goal from Paul Carey after Ben McGahon’s initial shot was saved saw Roscommon trail by five points (1-11 to 1-6 at half time).

  Clare kept their noses in front in the second half although Brendan Mulry scored a fine second goal for Roscommon. But two late strikes for the Banner saw them home comfortably.

Roscommon: C Miley; L Powell, P Halpin, E Connaughton; O Campbell, P Kenny, J Donnelly; D Gately, MJ Egan; D McCarthy, B Mulry (1-2), P Carey (1-3); E Coyle, O Kelly, B McGahon (0-6). Subs: D Staunton for Connaughton, C Grimes for McCarthy.