Tulsk have title in their sights again!

Mulryan Construction Roscommon IFC round-up

Tulsk 2-15 St Domnic’s 0-12

Tulsk, who have been there or thereabouts in the shake-up for the IFC title in each of the last three years, put down an early marker with a comprehensive win against St Dominic’s in this game which was played in a downpour at Ballyleague on Saturday night.

  It was in the second half that Tulsk pulled away after a well-contested opening period.

  Jack Conlon struck a great goal for Tulsk in the 23rd minute, but Dominic’s nonetheless led by a point at the break.

  The vital second goal came with 13 minutes to go when Tadhg O’Rourke’s opportunist finish saw Tulsk pull away to win well.

Tulsk: R Fahey; D Donoghue, D O’Rourke, D Raftery; P Scott (0-1), D Jones (0-1), R Galvin; K O’Donoghue (0-1) T O’Rourke (1-0); C Burns, C O’Rourke (0-3), S McCormack (0-4); J Conlon (1-4), R Feeney, D Carleton (0-1). Subs: C Flanagan for Galvin, N O’Connor for Raftery, M Conway for Burns, N Casserly for Carleton, S Murray for O’Rourke.

St Dominic’s: M Miley; P Carney, P Fallon, M Byrne; M O’Grady, D Farrell, N Watson; O Milton, E McCormack; M McGloin (0-1), T Gately, B O’Meara; C Fallon (0-6), U Kelly (0-3), T Hurley (0-1). Subs: S Dervan (0-1) for Watson, M Finneran for Carney, S Cunninghan for Finneran, R Byrne for O’Meara.

Referee: K Naughton.

Clann na nGael 0-15 Shannon Gaels 0-10

A strong second-half display saw the home side overcome last year’s junior champions Shannon Gaels at Johnstown last Sunday.

  The opening half was well contested and at the break Clann led by 0-8 to 0-6. But a string of unanswered points from Clann, inspired by an excellent performance from full-forward Ciaran Lennon, in the opening 12 minutes of the second half proved decisive.

Clann na nGael: G Mannion; D Egan, B Goode, M Flannery; C Connaughton, S Pettit, P Harney; M Costello (0-2), D McManus; C Bannon (0-2), R Killian, D Connaughton; R Naughton (0-3), C Lennon (0-6), M Shine (0-1). Subs: E Rock (0-1) for Shine, E Pettit for D McManus, G Nicholson for Goode.

Shannon Gaels: C Sweeney; K Lynch, M Mulvey, N Lynch; N Leydon, S McDonnell, J Filan; N McDermott, O Viluckis (0-2); M Burke (0-1), F Sweeney, C Lynch (0-1); C Harmon, C Layden (0-3), M McDermott (0-3). Subs: D Marron for C Lynch, C Lynch for Burke, M Burke for McDermott (black card).

Referee: D Hunt.

St Barry’s 0-12 St Michael’s 0-9

St Barry’s proved too strong for a gallant St Michael’s side at Cootehall last Sunday. A super performance from David Keenan was key for the Tarmonbarry men who led at half-time by 0-6 to 0-4.

  The second-half exchanges were hard-fought but Barry’s always had their noses in front and they held out for a good opening-round win.

St Barry’s: R Mitchell; B Brennan, A Murtagh, S Gannon; J Bennett, R Rogers, T Murtagh; D Keenan (0-1), K Garraghan; J Bennett Junior (0-1), J Murtagh (0-2), R McGowan (0-1); E Conry, F McGowan (0-4), A Callaghan (0-2). Subs: K Cawley (0-1) for Conry, M Guilford for Callaghan, J McNally for F McGowan.

St Michael’s: K O’Hara; K McDermott, M King, S McDermott; T Duignan, N Doherty, M Bruen; K Hogg (0-1), D McGuinness (0-1); S Gillespie (0-4), S McGuinness, A Moran; P Roche, J Reynolds, D Brady (0-1). Subs: N McDermott for Duignan, N Conlon for Moran, R Cox (0-2) for Doherty, D Conlon for Reynolds. E Duignan for S McGuinness, K Gilboy for N McDermott.

Referee: B Beirne.

Eire Og 0-13 St Aidan’s 0-9

A very strong first-half showing, at the end of which they led by 0-8 to 0-1, was the foundation on which Eire Og built this hard-fought win in atrocious weather conditions in Ballyforan on Saturday night.

  Ross Nolan was the star for Eire Og with a string of fine points from play and frees. Aidan’s, with Johnny Coyne in superb form, made a fight of it in the second half, but Eire Og were already too far ahead.

Eire Og: C Lavin: J Carty, J Horan, D Creaton; Ciaran Lavin, D Barron, P Loftus (0-1); P Freeman (0-1), T Greene; A McLoughlin, B Nolan (0-1), R Melvin (0-2); F Nolan, R Nolan (0-7), L Creaton (0-1). Subs: S Quinn for Melvin, L Keenan for Creaton, S Quinn for McLoughlin.

St Aidan’s: M Kenny; D Kelly, S Beirne, B Coyle; M Donoghue, K Waldron, A Higgins; J Donnelly, P Higgins; P Neary (0-1), E Fallon, J Conroy; J Coyne (0-4), N Corbett (0-1), F Coyne (0-2). Subs: G Kelly for Donoghue, J Kiernan  (0-1) for P Higgins.

Referee: A Clogher.

Note: The games between Oran and Kilmore and Fuerty and Kilbride were postponed.