Brigid’s fire title warning ahead of semis

Hodson Bay Roscommon SFC (Group A): St. Brigids 4-16 Castlerea St. Kevins 0-6

This was a mismatch at Strokestown as St. Brigid’s eased into the semi-finals at the expense of a totally outclassed Castlerea side.

  Brigid’s were in total control all through and by half-time they led by 2-9 to 0-3 with Brian Stack and Ian Kilbride scoring early goals to set them on their way.

  The one-way traffic continued in the second half and Darragh Donnelly added a third Brigid’s goal. Indeed, Frankie Dolan marked his return to action as a sub with three points, and even full-back, Niall McInerney, got in on the act with a goal in the last few minutes. Brigid’s will now await St. Faithleach’s or Boyle in their semi-final and they seem to be coming into form at just the right time.

St. Brigid’s: S Mannion; D Sheehy (0-1), N McInerney (1-0), D Donnelly (1-0); E Sheehy (0-2), N Grehan, R Stack; G Dolan, I Kilbride (1-1); B Stack (1-1), D Dolan (0-1), D Cunniffe (0-1); S Kilbride (0-2), K Mannion (0-1), C McHugh (0-1). Subs: J McDonnell for McHugh, F Dolan (0-3) for D Dolan, J Gallagher (0-1) for Grehan, A Gleeson  (0-1) for Cunniffe, M Daly for G Dolan, J Cunningham for Mannion.

Castlerea St. Kevin’s: G Claffey; D Quinn, N Collins, D Creighton; C Dineen, H Rooney (0-1), J Kenny; F Kelly, R Raftery; S Ryan, O O’Connell, R Curran; C Dineen (0-2), G Heneghan (0-3), C Casey. Subs: E Kenny for Curran, B McGovern for Kenny, E Creighton for Collins, P O’Connor for O Connell, L O’Connell for Ryan.

Referee: Michael Brehony.