Rossies overcome hurlers with ease

May 03, 2014

Roscommon 2-15
Monaghan 0-9.

Roscommon experienced little difficulty in opening their Nicky Rackard Cup with a win against an out of sorts Monaghan in this low key, scrappy affair in Inniskeen.

Roscommon led by 2-7 to 0-4 at half time, Ronan O'Meara and Cillian Egan with the goals, and by that stage too Monaghan's cause wasn't helped when they were reduced to 14 men just before the break following the second yellow card dismissal of Sean Leonard. In the second half Roscommon were rarely troubled by the home side as they closed out victory with relative ease.

Scorers: Roscommon: R O'Meara 1-1, R Fallon 0-4 (3f), C Egan 1-0, M Kelly 0-4, S Curley 0-2 (2f), C Dolan 0-2, D Dolan and J Moran 0-1 each.

Monaghan: K Crawley 0-4 (3f), M Murphy 0-2, C McKenna, B McGuigan and PJ Boyle 0-1 each.

Roscommon: P Dolan; I Delaney, M McLoughlin, D Fallon; Cathal Kelly, S Curley, C Dolan, T Seale, M Kelly, Cormac Kelly, H Rooney, D Dolan, C Egan, R O'Meara, R Fallon.

Subs: J Moran for Rooney (26), G Fallon for Cathal Kelly (49), N Connaughton for Egan (53), J Donoghue for Cormac Kelly (59), S Melia for Seale (62).

Monaghan: D McGahon; D McCarron, P Treanor, C McNally; P Finnegan, M Treanor, J Guinan; É Mac Suibhne, T Hilliard; C McKenna, K Crawley, M Murphy; B McGuigan, S Leonard, C Boyle. Subs: PJ Boyle for McKenna, T Forde for Boyle (both 49), C McAnespie for McNally (55), S McNally for McCarron (63). Temp sub: PJ Boyle for Crawley (20-26). Referee: G McGrath (Dublin).

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