Mannion goal sets up GMIT
GMIT 2-17 roscommon 0-8
GMIT continued their preparations for their Fitzgibbon Cup first-round showdown against UCC with a comprehensive win over Roscommon in a one-sided match at Athleague on Saturday.
After a closely contested first half, the Galway college pulled away in the second period.
The crucial score of the opening half was a fifth-minute goal by Niall Mannion. Points by Gerry Fallon and Gary Fallon kept Roscommon in touch and they trailed by 1-5 to 0-6 at half-time.
After a brief second-half flourish by roscommon, the students upped the tempo, adding 1-10 to their first-half tally.
Scorers -- GMIT: J Gelston 0-8 (8f), N Mannion 1-2, C O'Brien 1-1, J Liddy 0-3, M Fitzgerald 0-2, J Hanrahan 0-1. Roscommon: Gerry Fallon, Gary Fallon (3f) 0-3 each; E Mulry, T Seale 0-1 each.
GMIT -- J Keane; K Waters, S Coughlan, C Forde; B Mulrooney, M Donoghue, D McGreal; J Hanrahan, J Gelston; S Kinsella, K Greene, K Feeney; J Liddy, C Cannon, N Mannion. Subs: M Fitzgerald for Cannon (h-t), W McNamara for Kinsella (40), G Mahon for Donoghue (50), C O'Brien for Feeney (50), F O'Grady for McGreal (51).
ROSCOMMON -- D Dowd; D Dowling, M Delaney, D Fallon; S Melia, B Donnelly, N Keenan; E Mulry, D Flaherty; Gary Fallon, Gerry Fallon, J Lawlor; S Curley, J Coyne, T Seale. Subs: K Conneally for Coyne (h-t), M Miley for Gary Fallon (53), C Fitzgibbon for Dowd (55).
REF -- D Heffernan (Westmeath).