Match at a glance … Roscommon vs Dublin

Man of the match: Conal Keaney (Dublin): The Dublin full-forward, who hit 1-5, pips Diarmuid Connolly to the vote as both were in red-hot form on Saturday evening last. Dual player Keaney has lovely balance and great skill when on the ball while his accuracy from frees is another plus he has in his locker. Keep a close eye on Diarmuid Connolly as the summer championship unfolds. David Keenan tried really hard for Roscommon when introduced as did Gerard Heneghan, Mark O’Carroll and Seanie McDermott.   Weather/Crowd: Dry but bitterly cold with a swirling breeze blowing from right to left and a game watched by 3500 spectators in attendance. Biggest cheer of the night for the Taoiseach on his arrival. After that it was a damp squib in a totally one-sided game which was as good as over after 30 minutes as Dublin led by 2-7 to 0-2. Some Roscommon supporters carried a banner that read, ‘Not customers, Not yobs, just supporters’ and that got a great reaction from both set of fans.   Entertainment value: In a nutshell none – as it was a non-event. Some of Dublin’s approach play was excellent while the scoring ability of their full-forward line was a treat to observe.    Referee Watch: John Bannon of Longford did not have a lot to do all evening but it did appear that Ciaran Whelan got off lightly when he wasn’t even booked for his tackle on Gerard Heneghan which resulted in the Roscommon corner-forward leaving the field of play injured.