Drama as Gaels oust Oran on penalties 

There was high drama in the Hodson Bay Hotel SFC quarter-final game between Roscommon Gaels and Oran at Kiltoom on Sunday. In horrendous conditions the sides were locked together at 2-4 to 0-10 at the end of normal time. At the end of extra-time it was still level, Roscommon Gaels 3-7 Oran 0-16. Therefore it was on to the dreaded penalty shootout to determine who would advance to the final four. Having been successful with four penalties, the sides missed two apiece before Shane Walsh’s effort was saved by James Fetherstone. Then John McManus stepped up to fire home and put the Gaels through, 5-4 on penalties.

In the other quarter-final on Sunday, Boyle turned in a very impressive second-half performance to defeat Clann na nGael (1-11 to 2-4). On Saturday, both divisional teams were defeated. Padraig Pearses beat West Roscommon by 1-13 to 1-7, while St Brigid’s trounced North Roscommon by 7-15 to 0-7 with Ben O’Carroll scoring 4-3 on the night.

The relegation play-off between Strokestown and Western Gaels, scheduled for Sunday, was called off because of the bad weather.