Deadly Downey downs Down

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division Three Roscommon 1-15 Down 1-7

Roscommon ladies showed a clean pair of heels to Down in Newry last Saturday and now promotion is a real possibility after an eight-point win.

  Roscommon began in storming fashion and scored 1-4 without reply. Points from Laura Fleming (2), Rachel Ryan and Jenny Downey and a well-worked goal from Martina Freyne were the Roscommon scores and by half-time Roscommon led by 1-8 to 0-5.

  A Down goal after eight minutes of the second half saw them back in the game. Roscommon scored some super points through Jenny Downey (four frees), Siobhan Tully and Rebecca Finan, and that saw them home safely.

  With three wins recorded Roscommon are now in a strong position on the Division Three table and they face Fermanagh in Rockfield on Sunday next in the next round of games.

Roscommon: Rachel Timothy; Caroline Gunning, Siobhan Greevy, Triona Kelly; Amanda McLoone, Aisling McAulliffe, Joan Geoghegan; Laura Fleming, Joanne Cregg; Natalie McHugh; Jenny Downey, Siobhan Tully; Martina Freyne, Rachel Ryan, Sheila Brady. Subs: Laura McLoone, Niamh Feeney, Rachel Finan, Maeve Holmes.