Brendan the hero for St Dominic’s

Mulryan Construction Roscommon IFC round-up

St. Dominics’s 2-13 Oran 1-13

St Dominic’s scored a sweet win when they upset pre-match favourites Oran at Johnstown on Saturday night.

  It was an exciting game that saw Dominic’s win it with an injury-time goal from Brendan O’Meara.

  Dominic’s were on top early on, and aided by a goal from Naos Connaughton, they led by 1-7 to 0-6 at the break, and went on to lead by 1-11 to 0-7 with 18 minutes left to play.

  Oran played their best football after that. Michael Gunning rattled home a goal and points from Adrian Cassidy (2), Cathal Kenny (2) and Gearoid Keenan without reply saw Oran ahead inside the final minute.

  Conor Fallon then levelled with a pointed free, then Michael Gunning’s free put Oran ahead again. But O’Meara fisted home a goal in dramatic style after great work from Naos Connaughton and then Ultan Kelly’s point secured a famous win for the Knockcroghery side.

Scorers – St Dominic’s: C Fallon (0-8), N Connaughton (1-0), B O’Meara (1-0), U Kelly (0-2), S Farrell, R Byrne, E McCormack (0-1) each. Oran: Michael Gunning (1-3), Mark Gunning, C Kenny, A Cassidy, G Keenan (0-2 each), K Whyte and S Regan (0-1 each).

Fuerty 1-7 Tulsk 0-7

Fuerty scored their second win of the IFC when they deservedly beat a much-fancied Tulsk side at Mulhern Park on Sunday.

  Fuerty were impressive all through and struck for the only goal of the game in the 25th minute when Gearoid Ennis was on target. It helped the home side to a 1-2 to 0-4 lead at half-time.

  With Niall Kilroy playing well, Fuerty always looked the likely winners and although Tulsk did threaten to come back into the game on a couple of occasions, Fuerty always looked likely to emerge with the win.

Scorers – Fuerty: N Kilroy (0-4), G Ennis (1-0), D Mullin (0-2), P Leahy (0-1). Tulsk: J Conlon (0-4), K Donoghue, T O’Rourke, S McCormack (0-1 each). 

Kilmore 2-15 Kilbride 0-9

Kilmore turned in a very impressive display at Strokestown to defeat Kilbride on Saturday evening, inspired by a super display from former Roscommon player Paul Garvey, who scored 2-6.

  Kilmore were in control throughout. Paul Garvey scored an early goal and by half-time they led by 1-9 to 0-3.

  Conor Devaney was doing his best to lift Kilbride but the game was settled as a contest with 12 minutes left when Paul Garvey scored Kilmore’s second goal.

Scorers – Kilmore: P Garvey (2-6), D Connellan (0-3), C Carney and D Feely (0-2 each), D Foley, P Caslin (0-1 each). Kilbride: C Devaney (0-6), H Walsh, D McDermott and P O’Beirne (0-1 each).

Shannon Gaels 1-10 St. Michael’s 0-11

Shannon Gaels won their first intermediate championship game in a number of years at Croghan on Saturday night last. Ciaran Lynch scored an early goal, which got the home side off to a flying start.

  Michael’s came into the game slowly and with Ronan Cox and Shane Gillespie on target with frees, the Cootehall men narrowed the gap.

  With five minutes to go there was just a point between the teams but a well-struck ’45 from Fintan Sweeney extended the Gaels’ lead before Liam Murtagh and Niall Conlon exchanged late points to leave Shannon Gaels ahead by two at the finish.

Scorers – C Leydon (0-5), C Lynch (1-1), D Keneghan, S O’Dowd, F Sweeney, L Murtagh (0-1 each). St. Michael’s: S Gillespie and R Cox (0-3 each), P Roche (0-2), K Gilboy, K McDermott and N Conlon (0-1 each).

Éire Óg 0-12 Clann na nGael 0-12

Ronan Cahill’s late point gave Eire Og the draw at Loughglynn. Clann led by two points at half-time (0-6 to 0-4), and while Clann were the stronger side in the opening half, Eire Og missed a penalty when Lee Keenan’s shot was saved by Gary Mannion in the 18th minute.

  Clann then led by 0-10 to 0-4 going into the final quarter. A late rally from the home side saw them reduce the margin to one with five  minutes left and it looked as if the visitors might hang on, but Cahill struck to earn a share of the spoils for Eire Og.

Scorers – Eire Og: R Nolan (0-7), Colm Lavin, Ciaran Lavin, R Cahill, P Freeman, L Creaton (0-1) each. Clann na nGael: C Reilly (0-5), M Costello (0-4), I Naughton (0-2), R Naughton (0-1).

St. Aidan’s 1-17 St. Barry’s 2-5

St. Aidan’s scored their first championship win in three years when they were far too strong for St. Barry’s at Tarmonbarry on Saturday evening.

  The Ballyforan side dominated a one-sided first half. Johnny Coyne scored the goal as Aidan’s led by a whopping 13 points at half-time.

  Ronan McGowan gave Barry’s some hope with an early goal in the second half but Aidan’s were totally on top and Kyle Cawley’s injury-time goal for the home side was of consolation value only.

Scorers – St Aidan’s: J Coyne (1-7), P Neary (0-4), J Conroy and E Fallon (0-2 each), M Donoghue and K Waldron (0-1 each). St Barry’s: R McGowan (1-1), K Cawley (1-0), F McGowan (0-2), J Bennett and D Cox (0-1 each).