Allianz National Hurling League Division 2B
Kildare 4-15 Roscommon 0-10
Roscommon hurlers’ woes continued at sunny Dr. Hyde Park last Sunday when they were put to the sword by a rampant Kildare team who were dominant in every sector and who had the league points in the bag by half-time.
A third defeat on the trot means that Johnny Keane’s men must now beat Derry next Sunday to avoid relegation.
It was 0-3 each after ten minutes with Roscommon’s points coming from Cathal Dolan (2) and Ben McGahon, but it was a false dawn for the home side as Kildare let loose from that point until the interval. The Lilywhites hit 3-10 without reply before the break. David Slattery was on target with two goals and Jack Sheridan grabbed one as the visitors opened up, and at half-time it was 3-15 to 0-4.
For Roscommon, it was another painful day in a division where they have been out of their depth thus far.
Roscommon: Enda Lawless; Paul Dolan (0-1), Darren Fallon, Sean Trundle; Eoghan Costello, Shane Naughton, Peter Kellehan (0-1); Ben McGahon (0-2), Aengus Lyons; Conor Mulry, Jason Kilkenny, Conall Kennelly; Cathal Kenny (0-1), Cathal Dolan (0-5, 4 frees), Matthew Comerford. Subs: Donal Kelly for Trundle, Naos Connaughton for Lyons, Conor Coyle for Fallon, Michael Brennan for Mulry, Eoin Coyle for Kilkenny.