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Four Roads steamroll Gaels

Sidero Technology Solutions Roscommon U-16 HC Final: Four Roads 7-8 Roscommon Gaels 2-9

Four Roads’ ability to score goals was crucial as they overcame Roscommon Gaels in this curtain raiser to the senior final in Athleague last Sunday.

  Four Roads started like a train, then Roscommon Gaels came back to reduce the margin to two points early in the second half, but Four Roads pulled away again towards the end.

  It was a red letter day for Four Roads pair Adam Donnelly and Kyle Kelly who scored seven goals between them.

  Indeed Donnelly scored two goals within the first four minutes and completed his hat-trick on 14 minutes. Dylan Hanly’s goal close to half-time gave his side a lifeline and by the break it was Four Roads 3-3 Roscommon Gaels 1-4.

  Roscommon Gaels scored three points in a row to narrow the gap to just two in the second but Four Roads came again with a barrage of goals to settle the contest.

  Kyle Kelly rattled home three goals and Donnelly his fourth to seal the win. The Gaels scored a consolation goal from a Richard Walsh free two minutes from time.

Four Roads scorers: A Donnelly (4-2), K Kelly (3-1), T Fallon (0-2), P Gannon, J Cunniffe and S Trundle (0-1) each. Roscommon Gaels scorers: R Walsh (1-5), D Hanly (1-0), M Purcell (0-2), E Kiernan and S Walker (0-1) each.

Brigid’s best ever?

Gleeson’s Restaurant & Rooms Division 1 FC Final: St. Brigid’s 10-14 Oran 0-6

Claims of many observers around the county that this St. Brigid’s U-16 football team may be the greatest ever seen at this level in the county were underlined once again as they strolled to the easiest victory possible against Oran last weekend in Ballyforan.

  Brigid’s ran up a score line of 7-7 in the first half with Cormac Canny (2) and Ciaran Quinn scoring early goals to set them on their way. The Brigid’s forwards with Cormac Canny, Ciaran Quinn, Shane Keenan, Ben O’Carroll and Adam Lennon outstanding, put on a scintillating show of attacking football as the Kiltoom outfit won at a canter.

St. Brigid’s scorers: C Canny (2-3), B O’Carroll (2-2), S Cunnane (0-5), E Derwin, R Fallon and B O’Hara-Duggan (1-1) each, S Keenan, A Lennon and C Quinn (1-0), each, D Murray (0-1). Oran scorers: J Fitzpatrick (0-3), C Walsh, C Regan and C Carthy (0-1) each.

Tulsk storm to title

Cryan’s Hotel U-16 FC Division 3 Final: Tulsk 2-15 Kilmore/Shannon Gaels 1-8

Tulsk finished strongly to record an excellent win in this final played at Strokestown on Sunday. Kilmore/Shannon Gaels were the better side in the opening half and aided by Hugh Molloy’s goal they led by 1-5 to 0-7 at the break.

  However, Tulsk were a different side on the restart and they scored three points without reply. Kilmore/Shannon Gaels did level the scores by the end of the third quarter to set up a grandstand finish but when Timmy Fitzmaurice scored a fine goal in the 51st minute, there was only going to be one winner. Kieran Westerberg sealed victory for Tulsk with a late fisted goal.

Tulsk scorers: T Fitzmaurice (1-4), D Gaughan (0-5), L Galvin (0-3), K Westerberg (1-0), N McCann, D Connolly, P Conway (0-1) each. Kilmore/Shannon Gaels: H Molloy (1-2), P Cryan (0-3), E Corcoran (0-2), S Carty (0-1).