Hat-trick from Thomas Fetherston sinks the Kingdom
Roscommon 4-10 Kerry 2-13 (All-Ireland U21 B Hurling)
A FINE display by Roscommon saw them qualify for the final at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday.
The Connacht side showed the greater character to win the game with a fine series of goals from hat-trick hero Thomas Fetherston.
Roscommon started the brighter and led by 2-2 to 0-1 after 13 minutes, Fetherston scoring both goals. A fine pass to pick out Paudie O'Connor ended with a Donie MacKessy goal for Kerry on 30 minutes to leave it 2-5 to 1-6 in favour of Roscommon at the break.
A Kieran Fitzgerald goal drew the sides level, but Roscommon finished stronger with goals from Robbie Fallon and man-of-the-match Fetherston.
Scorers - Roscommon: T Fetherston 3-1, R Fallon 1-7 (0-5fs, 1 '65'), R Kelly 0-2. Kerry: D MacKessy 1-2, D Collins 0-5 (2 '65s', 1f), D Griffin 0-3, K Fitzgerald 1-0, K Carmody, P McGrath, B O'Leary 0-1 each.
ROSCOMMON: N Fallon; P Dolan, L Kilcline, W Boyle; C Fallon, C Dolan, C Coyle; J Brennan, C Duignan; P Kenny, T Fetherston , H Rooney; R Kelly, J Henry, R Fallon. Subs: S Keane for C Fallon (38), S Naughton for Kenny (49), S Kilcommins for Rooney (52).
KERRY - J Wallace; T Barrett, K Hanafin, T Casey; F Horgan, D Fitzell, M O'Halloran; B O'Leary, P O'Connor; D Collins, D Griffin, P McGrath; D MacKessy, K Fitzgerald, K Carmody. Sub: D Leahy for O'Connor (54).
Ref - T Carroll (Offaly)