TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC Qualifier: Roscommon 4-13 Down 1-9
Roscommon produced an excellent performance to qualify for the All-Ireland quarter-finals where they will face Sligo after this qualifier played at Drumlane, Co. Cavan last Saturday.
Roscommon got off to a good start and they never looked back. After only eight minutes good work from Rebecca Finan and Natalie McHugh set up Alice Kelly who scored a fine goal. A couple of points from Natalie McHugh and Rebecca Finan followed and Roscommon were really in the driving seat when Amanda McLoone scored their second goal in the 28th minute. Half-time score: Roscommon 2-7 Down 1-4.
Down were better in the third quarter and had three points from their best player Aisling Cull.
Roscommon added a third goal in the 44th minute from Rebecca Finan to increase the lead again. In fairness to Down they kept battling away. Aisling Cull scored a fine goal with 14 minutes left but Roscommon were never in danger and they scored their fourth goal in injury-time courtesy of sub Jenny Higgins.
Roscommon: H Cummins: A Kelly (1-0), R Mullaney, R Brady; J Cregg, B McHugh, S Kenny; A McLoone (1-0), L Fleming (0-2); A McAuliffe, J Downey (0-2); T Taylor (0-1), N McHugh (0-3), R Finan (1-3), R Fitzmaurice (0-1). Subs: J Higgins (1-1) for McAuliffe, G Dufficy for Cregg, N Feeney for Taylor, S Brady for McLoone, M Freyne for N McHugh.