Friday 24 March 2017

Cosgrove gets Roslea over line

Roslea 1-11
Enniskillen Gaels 0-10
St Patrick's Donagh 1-10
Devenish St Mary's 0-11

SEAMUS QUIGLEY scored eight points as Roslea saw off a second-half Enniskillen rally to secure their place in the Fermanagh SFC final.

Leading 0-8 to 0-3 at half-time, Roslea were pegged back to 0-9 apiece with 10 minutes to play. But Roslea engineered a goal and two points to see them through. Niall Cosgrove got the all-important goal, with Quigley adding two points.

Scorers -- Roslea: Seamus Quigley 0-8 (0-5f, 0-1 s-l, 0-1 '45'), N Cosgrove 1-1, Sean Quigley, L Lynch 0-1 each. Enniskillen: T Brewster 0-6 (0-6f), C Bradley, A McCarron, D Carron, R McCabe 0-1 each.

Roslea -- Sean Boyle; M Renfrew, P Sherry, C Mulligan; C Quigley, P Lynch, M Renfrew; J Sherry, N Cassidy; L Lynch A Mulligan, N Cosgrove; J Boyle, Seamus Quigley, Sean Quigley.

Enniskillen Gaels -- C Breen; M Lilly, K Gunn, D Carron; D Keenan, M Kerr, M Vesey; T Brewster, R O'Callaghan; C Kelly, A McCarron, J McKenna; R McCluskey, C Bradley, R McCabe. Subs: D Lavelle for Bradley (h-t), P Mullan for C Kelly (46 ).

St Patrick's Donagh showed their championship experience in the last 20 minutes to book their place in the final.

Second best for the entire first half, St Pat's reeled off six points on the trot to carve out a hard-fought win. Shane McDermott was excellent throughout and especially so late on when Eamon Maguire also came to the fore.

Scorers -- St Patrick's Donagh: P Cadden 0-5

(0-3f), S McDermott 1-1, F O'Reilly, E Maguire, P Grue, E Maguire 0-1 each. Devenish St Mary's: J O'Flanagan 0-6 (0-4f), T O'Flanagan 0-2, J O'Brien, G Gallagher, C O'Brien 0-1.

ST PATRICK'S -- C McMahon; O Boyle, M Collins, R McCaffrey; P Grue, S McDermott, P McManus; B O'Reilly, Ruairi McGrade; E Maguire, R Daly, F O'Reilly; E Cadden, J McGovern, P Cadden. Subs: C O'Reilly for Collins (40).

Devenish -- T Treacy; V O'Brien. A McGuinness, C Burns; J Love, B Mulrone, S Burns; J O'Flanagan. M O'Brien; J O'Brien, T O'Flanagan, P O'Brien; G Gallagher, K Ferguson, C O'Brien. Subs: D Brady for Gallagher (53).

Irish Independent

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