Kepak Roscommon SHC Round-up

Oran into semi-finals

Oran 3-10 Athleague 1-14

Oran are through to the semi-finals of the championship following this two-point win at Athleague on Sunday.

  It was a well-contested game but Oran were always the likely winners after taking an early 0-5 to 0-2 lead. Then we saw goals for both sides in first-half injury-time. Shane McDermott scored for Oran but almost immediately Cormac Kelly replied with an Athleague goal to leave Oran ahead by four at half-time.

  Athleague hit a purple patch in the third quarter and, with Gary Fallon accurate from frees, they went ahead. But Oran were back in business after Jerry Fallon scored a goal in the 44th minute. Then when David Ryan struck for a vital third goal (in the 49th minute) Oran were in total control and led by five points with five minutes left.

  However two Gary Fallon frees left only three in it and despite a late point from Aengus Lyons (which might have been a goal) Oran held out for a narrow win.

  Scorers – Oran: J Fallon (1-4), C Kenny (0-4), D Ryan (1-1), S McDermott (1-0), G Keenan (0-1); Athleague: G Fallon (0-10), C Kelly (1-0), E Bannon (0-1), M Connaughton (0-1), S McDermott (0-1), A Lyons (0-1).

Champions maintain their unbeaten run

Four Roads 2-11 Roscommon Gaels 0-8

The champions maintained their unbeaten run with the minimum of fuss at Athleague on Saturday evening last.

  James Fitzmaurice scored Four Roads’ opening goal in the 16th minute and while they opened up a seven-point lead at one stage, the Gaels reduced the margin to four by half-time.

  The game was over as a contest after Johnny Moran scored an excellent goal in the 44th minute and they closed out the game with three points without reply in the final few minutes.

  Scorers – Four Roads: J Moran (1-1), S Curley (0-3), A Lawlor (0-3), J Fitzmaurice (1-0), T Lennon (0-2), J Rogerson (0-1), E Rogerson (0-1); Roscommon Gaels: C Egan (0-3), G Waldron (0-2), O Hession (0-1), P Lennon (0-1), D Healy (0-1).

Miley stars in low-key draw

Tremane 0-14 St. Dominic’s 1-11

Both sides face a losers’ group game after this draw in Athleague on Sunday last. It was a low-key affair and Tremane were the best side for most of the first half and at one stage they led by 0-9 to 0-3.

  John Murray scored a Dominic’s goal before half-time to bring his side back into the game.

  Mark Miley, who scored 0-10, was in brilliant form and his accuracy saw Dominic’s lead inside the final two minutes, but Dylan Keaveney came up with the equalising point for Tremane in the final minute.

  Tremane now face Padraig Pearses in the losers’ group while St. Dominic’s will play Athleague.

  Scorers – Tremane: D Keaveney (0-6), M Kellehan (0-3), M Keaveney (0-2), P Kellehan (0-1), C Mahony (0-1), N Keenan (0-1); St. Dominic’s: M Miley (0-10), J Murray (1-0), T Doyle (0-1).