Tisrara men thump Oran
Four Roads 2-24
Four Roads handed Oran a heavy beating in Athleague last Friday night to once again underline their favourites’ tag to regain the Mickey Cunniffe Cup is well justified at this stage of the season. It was one-way traffic all through as the men from Tisrara powered away from an out of sorts Oran outfit.
Donnacha Gately scored the Four Roads goal as they led by 1-11 to 0-2 at the break and when James Fitzmaurice grabbed a second shortly after the re-start there was only going to be one winner. Gearoid Keenan flew an almost lone flag for Oran getting all of his sides’ scores. And Four Roads, for whom Shane Curley, Cathal Mulry, Cathal Dolan and Padraig Kelly were outstanding, were always in control.
Scorers – Four Roads: C Dolan (0-9), C Mulry (0-5), P Kelly (0-4), D Gately and J Fitzmaurice (1-0) each, S Curley (0-2), A Lawlor, N Fallon, N Hynes and D Butler (0-1) each. Oran: G Keenan (1-6).
Dominic’s hold on
St. Dominic’s 1-17
Pádraig Pearses 1-15
St. Dominic’s had to withstand a stirring second half rally from Pearses before emerging victorious in Athleague on Friday night last. The Knockcroghery men totally dominated the first half exchanges and when it came to the break they led by 1-12 to 0-3. Naos Connaughton was the Dominic’s goal-scorer close to the half-time whistle.
But Pearses were a different side on the resumption and a string of fine points brought them close. With the game in injury-time Leon Fehily’s goal narrowed the gap to just three but Mickey Joe Egan edged Dominic’s four ahead and while Pearses had two late points, Dominic’s held on.
Scorers – St. Dominic’s: N Connaughton (1-8), MJ Egan (0-5), P Halpin, M Byrne, A O’Riordan and J Murray (0-1) each. Pearses: L Fehily (1-3), S Naughton (0-6), E Costello and J Donoghue (0-2) each, P Grehan and L Cravin (0-1) each.
Tremane run riot
Roscommon Gaels 0-9
This was another heavy defeat for Roscommon Gaels as Tremane ran riot on their own home grounds last Friday night. Goals from Warren Boyle and John Brennan helped them into a 2-16 to 0-4 lead at the break. Sub Cian O’Brien added a third Tremane goal in the second period as the Gaels went down by 23 points.
Scorers – Tremane: P Kellehan (0-7), W Boyle and J Brennan (1-2) each, C O’Brien (1-1), K Brennan, N Keenan and J Brennan (0-3) each, M Kellehan (0-2). Roscommon Gaels: P Lennon (0-7), K Doolan, and O Walsh (0-1) each.