Kepak SHC round-up
Roscommon Gaels 2-12 Padraig Pearse’s 0-16
Roscommon Gaels are proving to be the surprise packets of the hurling championship so far. They followed up their big first round win against Tremane with a dramatic win against Padraig Pearse’s last Sunday.
A goal in the final minute of play from David Clogher settled what was a very competitive and hard-fought game.
Cillian Egan’s goal helped the Gaels into a one-point lead at half-time, 1-6 to 0-8. Shane Naughton and Adam Finnerty were on song for Pearse’s who edged ahead in a hard-fought second half.
The Gaels had plenty of scoring chances but they shot some bad wides until Clogher struck late. This win almost certainly puts the Gaels into the semi-finals.
Roscommon Gaels: D Healy; N Tannian, B Concannon, L Clogher; O Hession (0-1), B Mullen, L Tiernan; F Doyle, G Egan (0-1); C Egan (1-6), G Clogher, G Waldron (0-4); D Clogher (1-0), A Clogher, C Duignan. Subs: C Tarmey, T Mullen, T Cullen.
Padraig Pearse’s: D Mulvey; S Berrigan, D Loughnane, A Naughton; B Fallon, A Sweeney, K Feehily; M Donoghue (0-1),G Downey; A Finnerty (0-5), A Sweeney, J Donoghue; S Naughton (0-5), C Kelly (0-3), E Cogavin. Subs: T Sweeney (0-1), L Feehily (0-1), D Sweeney.
St Dominic’s 0-19 Oran 2-10
St Dominic’s had a three-point win against Oran last Sunday in Athleague.
This result means that Oran have now lost two games and are in danger of going out of the championship before the play-off stages.
With Mark Miley accurate from frees and play, Dominic’s led by three points at half-time. Oran got back in contention in the second half and two goals from Jerry Fallon (one a free, the other a penalty) saw Oran close the gap, before late points from Naos Connaughton, Mark Miley and Robbie Beirne sealed a great win for the Knockcroghery men.
St Dominic’s: D Dowling; P Joyce, S Finneran, C Hunt; C Shaw (0-1), J Martin (0-1), L Kilcline; A Beades (0-2), M Beirne (0-2); J Murray, N Connaughton (0-2), R Beirne (0-1); T Doyle (0-2), B Hanley (0-1), M Miley (0-8). Sub: A O’Riordan.
Oran: P McInerney; MT McCormack, P Crehan, K Crehan; M Gunning, E Kenny, S Moylett; J Fallon (2-7), P Kenny; M Dwyer, H Rooney (0-1), S McDermott; T Feely, D Ryan, G Keenan (0-2). Subs: J Gunning, K Carty, K Whyte.
Four Roads 2-18 Tremane 1-19
Four Roads edged out Tremane in a thrilling contest at Athleague.
Tremane were vastly improved from the performance of the previous week.
First-half goals for Four Roads from James Donnelly and Darren Fallon saw them edge ahead by half-time. Four Roads opened up a six-point gap at one stage in the second half and while Tremane never gave up and got a late goal from Joe Brennan, they couldn’t bridge the gap.
Four Roads: N Fallon; C Dowd, M McLoughlin, C Hynes; J Rogerson, M Kelly (0-2), J Fitzmaurice; C Coyle (0-1), C Dolan (0-4); A Lawlor (0-5), J Lawlor (0-3); P Higgins (0-2); D Fallon (1-0), J Donnelly (1-1), B Lawlor. Subs: D Dolan, D Kelly, S Byrne.
Tremane: K Kellehan; C Farrell, J Blighe, A Flanagan; D Keaveney, S Melia, W Boyle; S Mahony (0-3), N Keenan (0-3); M Kellehan (0-1), M Keaveney (0-2), D Mullen (0-3); P Brennan (0-2), J Brennan (1-3), John Brennan. Subs: N Gately (0-2), F Carr.