Breaking Ball – October 20th


More hurling success for Pearses

Pádraig Pearses claimed U-14 A Hurling League honours recently when they overcame Four Roads on a score of 2-13 to 3-7 in a cracker in Athleague.

  Cormac Mulry was to the fore for the black and amber in the first half as he scored two goals to give his side a 2-4 to 0-4 lead at the break.

  Pearses stormed into contention in the second half with three points from Eoin Colleran and a goal from Eoin Canning.

  A Sean Hynes goal for Four Roads wasn’t enough in the end as Aaron Burke’s goal sealed more silverware for Pearses.

  Pearses’ scorers: E Colleran (0-10), A Burke (1-0) L Walsh (0-1), S Canning (1-1). Four Roads: M Dillon (0-1), M Lohan (0-3), C Mulry (2-1), C Kelly (0-2), S Hynes (1-0).

Rossies hoping to Master Galway

Roscommon Masters take on Galway at 1 pm in the semi-final of the Masters Shield this Saturday. The game will be played at Mountbellew. Roscommon have registered wins over Antrim, Westmeath and Offaly. They have drawn with Kildare and lost narrowly away to London and at home to Galway in an earlier group game.

Rossies advance in Fr Manning Cup

Roscommon overcame Meath in round one of the Fr Manning Cup last Saturday in Kiltoom.

  In a blistering first half, Roscommon came back from three points down to take a 2-7 to 0-5 lead in at the break. Charlie Carthy and James Fitzpatrick with the goals.

  The Royal County came out all guns blazing in the second and got off to a great start when Brian O’Hanlon punched in their first goal.  Then, Meath’s midfield powerhouse, Cian McBride, stormed through and scored their second goal before Luke Newe blasted narrowly over the crossbar.

  Roscommon held on, with Robbie Dolan and Jonathan Hester solid at the back, and Liam Ormsby made it safe with a late free.

Roscommon scorers: S Cunnane (0-5, all frees), A McDermott (0-1), C Carthy (1-0), R Dolan (0-1), L Ormsby (0-5, 2 frees), F Lennon (0-1), J Fitzpatrick (1-0).