Thursday 23 February 2017

Roscommon negotiate London challenge in Ruislip to advance to Connacht last four

Cathal Cregg, Roscommon, in action against Donnacha McCarthy, London. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, London v Roscommon. P?irc Sm?rgaid, Ruislip, London, England. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE
Cathal Cregg, Roscommon, in action against Donnacha McCarthy, London. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, London v Roscommon. P?irc Sm?rgaid, Ruislip, London, England. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE

John Evans' Roscommon will take on Sligo in a Connacht semi-final after a hard-fought 1-14 to 0-10 win over London at Ruislip.

The impressive Enda Smith scored four points in the opening half as they led by 0-11 to 0-5 at the interval.

Three minutes after the restart Ciaran Murtagh scored a classy goal for the visitors.

London, inspired by Lorcan Mulvey, were spirited until the end, but Roscommon held on and will now face Sligo in the semi-final.

The Exiles head for the qualifiers.

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