Saturday 23 September 2017

game at a glance

man of the match

Vinny Cadden (New York)

The New York goalkeeper might expect a phone call from home some time soon as the Sligo man was a revelation with a string of stellar saves.

talking point

The same talking point that rolls around every year after the final whistle in this neck of the woods. Should New York be part of the All Ireland Championship at all? On yesterday's evidence, the answer remains a firm yes.

magic moment

Paddy McNeice's sumptuous free from the left on 45 minutes was the kind of score that had it come in high summer, would have been a purred over for hours.

ref watch

Maurice Deegan had a strong, steady display.

match statistics

wides

New York 6; Roscommon 6

frees

New York 10; Roscommon 12

black cards

New York 1 (K Quinn 11)

yellow cards

New York 1; Roscommon 0

attendance

1,800

what's next?

For Roscommon, three weeks of waiting till they head to Leitrim for a Connacht quarter-final on May 22. For the hosts, the regrets from this agonising loss will linger through the summer.

Irish Independent

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