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Roscommon 0-16
Clare 1-10

Published 21/03/2011 | 05:00

Roscommon capitalised on some poor Clare shooting at Cusack Park, Ennis yesterday to earn two valuable points. Clare recorded 12 wides to the visitors' five, with the Rossies' free-taker Donie Shine in far better form than David Tubridy.

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With his side just two points in arrears midway through the second period, the Doonbeg man missed three successive frees, handing back the initiative to a below-par Roscommon side, who were extremely relieved to leave Ennis with a win.

The Connacht side enjoyed a 0-10 to 0-6 advantage at the half-time whistle but a rejuvenated Clare re-emerged and a Gary Brennan goal in the 50th minute saw them trail by 0-12 to 1-8. But subsequent misses proved to be the downfall of the home team.

Man of the Match: Donie Shine (Ros)

Scorers -- Roscommon: D Shine 0-9 (7f), S Kilbride (1f), K Higgins, J Rogers 0-2 each. C Cregg 0-1. Clare: G Brennan 1-1, A Clohessy 0-4 (1f), C O'Connor, D Tubridy (1f) 0-2 each, N Browne 0-1.

Roscommon -- G Claffey 7; S McDermott 7, D Ward 8, S Ormsby 6; N Carty 7, D Keenan (capt) 8, S Purcell 7; M Finneran 7, K Higgins 8; F Cregg 6, D Shine 9, C Cregg 8; J Rogers 8, S Kilbride 8, G Heneghan 5. Subs: K Mannion 6 for Finneran (30), J Dunning 6 for Heneghan (h-t), C Beirne 6 for Ormsby (56).

Clare -- J Hayes 7; K Hartnett 7, B Duggan 7, M McMahon 8; L Healy 7, G Kelly (capt) 7, S McNeilis 7; G Brennan 8, N Browne 7; M Foran 5, D Blake 6, C Ryan 7; A Clohessy 8, C O'Connor 7, D Tubridy 5.

Subs: S Brennan 6 for Ryan (34), G Quinlan 6 for Browne (43), D O'Brien 6 for Blake (48), A Cahill 6 for Foran (64), D O'Neill 6 for Quinlan (69).

Ref -- R McBrien (Leitrim).

Irish Independent

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