The League is over – but SEAMUS DUKE has been on a ‘stats mission’ as he presents some facts and figures – and some opinion – on a fascinating Division One campaign for Roscommon footballers
Roscommon played eight games, scoring 9 goals and 112 points (139 points in all) and conceding 11 goals and 92 points (125 points in all). That’s a scoring average of 17.37 points per game and a concession average of 15.62 points per game.
Ciaran Murtagh was Roscommon’s top scorer with 4-31 (1-20 from placed balls). Next was Fintan Cregg, who bagged 0-22 (10 frees). Cathal Cregg scored 2-9 with Conor Devaney next, on 0-12, all those scores from play.
Next on the list comes Senan Kilbride with 2-2, followed by Diarmuid Murtagh on 1-5 (3 frees). Enda Smith scored 0-7, all from play. Niall Daly scored 0-5, with Done Shine scoring 0-4 (1 free).
Other scorers were Cian Connolly 0-4, Conor Daly 0-3 and Neil Collins 0-3, while Davy Murray, Ian Kilbride, Cathal Shine, Geoffrey Claffey (’45) and Seanie McDermott all scored 0-1 each.
A total of 32 players were used during the National League campaign. Seven players started all eight games – namely Seanie McDermott, Neil Collins, Niall McInerney, David Murray, Ciaran Murtagh, Fintan Cregg and Cathal Cregg.
Conor Devaney started 7 games and came on as a sub in the 8th (v Dublin), Niall Daly, Senan Kilbride and Seanie Purcell started 6 games while Purcell also came on as a sub (v Kerry). Making 5 starts were Geoffrey Claffey, Enda Smith and Ian Kilbride. Enda Smith also came on as a sub in one game.
Cian Connolly and Conor Daly both started four games and they both came on as a sub in one game.
Ronan Stack started three games and came on as a sub in another three and Niall Kilroy also started three times and also came on as a sub three times. Darren O’Malley also started three games.
Cathal Shine started in two games and came on as a sub in another four games. Players who started once were John McManus, Sean Mullooly, Diarmuid Murtagh and David Keenan.
With regard to substitute appearances, Ronan Daly was brought on 6 times while John McManus was brought on 5 times. Other substitute appearances as follows: James McDermott (3), Ronan Stack (3), Niall Kilroy (3), Cathal McHugh (2), Brian Murtagh (2), Sean Mullooly (2) – and brought on once were Ultan Harney, Seanie Purcell, Conor Daly, Colin Compton, Diarmuid Murtagh, Donie Shine and Thomas Corcoran.