Slow Roscommon start Tipps the balance

Lidl LGFA National Football League Division 3 Tipperary 1-18 Roscommon 2-7

Tipperary ran out comfortable winners against the Roscommon ladies at Lattin Cullen last Sunday as the visitors failed to get going at the start of both halves.

  Frees from Jenny Downey and a Siobhán Tully effort which probably should have been a goal were among the scores as Roscommon trailed the Premier County 1-5 to 0-6 at half-time.

  Tipperary’s half-time substitute, Eimear Myles blasted a goal early in the second half which ended any hope of a Roscommon comeback. However the Rossies never gave up and goals from Jenny Higgins and Rachel Fitzmaurice made a game of it after they were introduced from the bench.

  It just wasn’t to be, however, as Tipperary continued to cause problems for the visitors and Edel Hanley, Mairead Morrissey and Aisling Moloney tagged on scores to confirm the win for the home side.

Roscommon: R. Timothy; N. Feeney, C. Gunning, J. Geoghegan; H. Ennis, S. Kenny, A. McLoone; J. Cregg (0-1), L. Fleming; S. Tully (0-1), J. Downey (0-5, all frees), C. Beirne; S. Brady, M. Freyne, R. Ryan (0-1). Subs used: J. Higgins (1-0), A. McAuliffe (1-0), L. McLoone, D. Regan, T. Kelly, A. Beades, T. Murtagh, S. Connell, C. Beirne.