Kelly's late late show too much for 14-man NUIG
NUI Galway 0-6
Corner-forward Terence Kelly was the Roscommon hero when he pointed a late free to snatch victory for Fergal O'Donnell's men.
In a poor encounter, neither side managed to raise their game above the average and NUIG's Galway senior panellist, Gareth Bradshaw, will feel hard done by after referee Vincent Neary showed the Moycullen man two yellow cards inside a minute for pulling the shirt of Roscommon substitute John Nolan.
NUIG centre-forward Sean Armstrong, after receiving a yellow card for dissent, kicked a great point from play to level matters once more with eight minutes remaining. But after Bradshaw saw red Kelly kept his nerve to win it for Roscommon.
Scorers -- Roscommon: J Rogers 0-3 (3f), T Kelly 0-2 (1f), K Higgins, P Freeman 0-1 each. NUIG: S Armstrong 0-5 (4f), D Kelleher 0-1.
Roscommon -- G Claffey; S McDermott, D Kearney, P Duignan; J Rogers, I Kilbride, C Garvey; M O'Carroll, M Finneran; S Purcell, C McHugh, K Higgins; T Kelly, P Freeman, G Heneghan. Subs: D Hussey for Heneghan (h-t), P Garvey for Freeman (53), J Nolan for Cearney (53), G Cox for McHugh (59).
NUIG -- B Doherty; C O'Connor, A Glynn, C McDonald; P Domican, K Conroy, N Ewing; D Duffy, P McGee; D O'Gara, S Armstrong, D Kelleher; J Connellan, G Bradshaw, C Mimnagh. Subs: C Kenny for Connellan (19), J Egan for Mimnagh (h-t), K Kelly for Domican (33), J Doherty for Kelleher (54), R English for Duffy (60).
Ref -- V Neary (Mayo).