New Roscommon manager, Anthony Cunningham, was understandably pleased to get his reign off to a winning start but cautioned that a lot of work still had to be done ahead of the National League.
“You’d always be happy with a win but it’s a work in progress. It was nice to get a good match. There’s a lot of tidying up from our point of view; we made a lot of mistakes so we have plenty to work on.
“There were a lot of unforced errors and we’ll be looking at that strenuously during the week but we’re looking forward to playing Galway next Sunday,” he said.
Cunningham was also concerned with the manner in which Roscommon faded at the end of the first half.
“We switched off, and that would be a concern. At any level, you can’t switch off to that extent, no matter where you’re playing. On the positive side, we scored freely and we scored well, and we worked very, very hard.
“The spread of scorers was good but it’s early days, and, for us, it’s heads down for the week. Next Sunday will be another day’s work to prepare for the league but it’s good to be in the final,” he said.
The new rules are a work in progress too according to the Roscommon boss.
“A few of the scores from the inside mark were questionable but it’s very hard to police for referees and hopefully they will tidy all that up (the new rules) in the next couple of weeks,” he concluded.