Kepak Roscommon SHC (Round Two)
Pádraig Pearses 1-14
Four Roads 1-14
The game ended honours even but the big talking point from this fiery encounter at Pairc an Piarsaigh were the six red cards (three to each side) shown after a serious altercation between the teams towards the end of the match. It followed an injury to Pearses sub Adam Finnerty. Both sides got involved, and when calm was restored referee Matthew Farrell dismissed David Loughnane, Cathal Kelly and Karl Fehily of Pearses and Johnny Moran, Jamie Lawlor and Cormac Coyle of Four Roads.
It was a closely fought encounter all through. David Loughnane scored a fine goal early in the contest and Pearses looked the better side at that stage but once Donnacha Gately replied with a goal for Four Roads the sides were locked together at 1-9 apiece at half-time.
Four Roads led by three entering the final stages but points from Aaron Fehily (2) and Shane Naughton levelled the scores again and the game finished in controversy after that melee broke out between the teams with 57 minutes on the clock.
Pádraig Pearses: D Loughnane (1-1), C Kelly (0-4), A Fehily (0-3), M Comerford, S Naughton and L Fehily (0-2) each. Four Roads: D Gately (1-0), B Mulry and C Mulry (0-3) each, J Moran, S Curley, and C Dolan (0-2) each, J Donnelly and J Fitzmaurice (0-1) each.
Gaels blown away!
Roscommon Gaels 0-5
The champions had 27 points to spare against Roscommon Gaels in this mismatch on Sunday evening last. Robbie Fallon was the Athleague scoring hero, posting a total of 3-11. Athleague led by 2-10 to 0-4 at half-time.
Athleague: R Fallon (3-11), G Fallon (0-4), C Murray (1-0), D Flaherty and B McGahon (0-2) each, D Heavey (0-1). Roscommon Gaels: P Lennon (0-5).
Oran deserved winners
St. Dominic’s 0-13
Oran inflicted a second defeat on St. Dominic’s at Pairc an Piarsaigh. It was well contested early on but a red card shown to Tommy Doyle after 25 minutes was a setback for Dominic’s and their frustration was further increased when Oran scored a very soft goal from a Gearoid Keenan free before half-time. Dominic’s battled away but Oran kept their noses in front and in the end they deserved the spoils.
Oran: G Keenan (1-6), E Kenny (0-3), P Kenny (0-2), G Concannon, P Crehan, M Dwyer and T Fetherston (0-1) each. St. Dominic’s: M Miley (0-5), S McCormack (0-3), T Doyle and J Lohan (0-2) each M Byrne (0-1).