Kennedy goal sets up GMIT rampage
GMIT 3-22 Roscommon 0-8
GMIT were the hungrier side as they reeled off some fine scores to put the game beyond Roscommon's reach before the interval.
A flurry of points put the students into a 0-12 to 0-2 lead approaching the break, and any hopes of a second-half revival by the Rossies were quashed on the stroke of half-time when Conor Kennedy found the net from close range, after Padraig Dolan had saved Conor O'Donnell's effort.
Further goals from O'Donnell and Shane Lawless completed the rout.
Scorers – GMIT: S Lawless 1-5 (4f), C O'Donnell 1-4, Conor Kennedy 1-2, Cathal Kennedy 0-4, J Kilkenny, P Hooban (2f) 0-2 each, G Brennan, B Foudy, K Lane 0-1 each. Roscommon: Gerry Fallon 0-3f, E Mulry 0-2, N Connaughton, J Coyne, Gary Fallon (1f) 0-1 each.
GMIT – J Keane; B Hunt, S Coughlan, G O'Halloran; M Donoghue, P Hooban, B Mulrooney; B Foudy, G Brennan; K Lane, J Kilkenny, C O'Donnell; Cathal Kennedy, Conor Kennedy, S Lawless. Subs: P Fox for Mulrooney (52), K Feeney for Brennan (62).
Roscommon – P Dolan; S Curley, C Shaw, J Donoghue; S Melia, C Dolan, N Keenan; E Mulry, D Flaherty; Gary Fallon, R O'Meara, T Seale; C Kelly, N Connaughton, J Coyne. Subs: M McLoughlin for Donoghue (37), Gerry Fallon for Melia (37), J Lawlor for Flaherty (37), E Kenny for Gary Fallon (42).
REF – T Anderson (Offaly).