Second half blitz sets up Sligo showdown




Electric Ireland Connacht MFC (Round 3)

Roscommon 5-15

Leitrim 0-8


Roscommon scored 4-10 in the second half as they put Leitrim to the sword at Dr. Hyde Park and they will now meet Sligo after they beat Mayo, also on Friday night, in a ‘must win’ game in the final round of games in this Connacht championship round-robin competition.

  The sides were evenly matched in the opening half and it was Aaron Oyiki’s late goal that saw the home side edge ahead at the break 1-5 to 0-4. But once Roscommon got going in the second half it was one-way traffic.

  Clann player Oyiki blasted home goal number two ten minutes into the new half. Adam McDermott scored a fine goal in the 44th minute and Ronan Garvin added a fourth for Roscommon before McDermott capped a fine display from the home side with a fifth goal late in the game. Now it all comes down to that clash with Sligo at the end of June.

Roscommon: C Feely; P Gavin, C Glennon, C Lohan; S Trundle, T Shine, O Cregg; A Oyiki (2-0), J McDermott; C Feeley, B O’Carroll (0-2), R Fallon (0-1); A McDermott (2-3), M Purcell (0-1), R Garvin (1-3). Subs: S Keenan (0-1) for McDermott, J Harte (0-1) for Cregg, E Corcoran (0-1) for O’Carroll, C Regan (0-2) for Shine, E McManus for Lohan, J Downey for Fallon.