Friday 24 November 2017

Rogers and Kelly run riot

Roscommon 0-25
Kilkenny 0-1

THE Connacht champions confirmed their return to Division 3 after their expected stroll against Kilkenny in Kiltoom.

Aided by a strong wind in the opening half, Roscom-mon kicked 0-19 and held their opponents scoreless. John Rogers and Terence Kelly picked off scores at their leisure.

Kilkenny's cause wasn't helped by the dismissal of their best player Michael Malone for a second bookable offence in the 33rd minute. Their only score of the game came in the 42nd minute when David Prendergast pointed from a free after Geoffrey Claffey's short kickout went astray.

Man of the Match: John Rogers (Roscommon).

SCORERS -- Roscommon: J Rogers 0-11 (8f), T Kelly 0-5, K Mannion, J Connaughton, S O'Grady, K Higgins 0-2 each, P Garvey 0-1. Kilkenny: D Prendergast 0-1f.

ROSCOMMON -- G Claffey 6; S McDermott 8, D Ward 7, N Carty 7; D Keenan 6, C Beirne 6, P Domican 7; S O'Neill 8, J Connaughton 7; P Garvey 6, S O'Grady 7, K Higgins 6; T Kelly 8, K Mannion 7, J Rogers 9. Subs: M Reynolds 6 for Higgins (34), R Brady 6 for Keenan (h/t), C Dineen 5 for Connaughton (46), S Ormsby 5 for O'Neill (55), S Purcell 5 for O'Grady (63).

KILKENNY -- JJ O'Sullivan 6; D Grennan 6, T Kehoe 6, J Mackey 6; M Malone 5, S Mahony 6, P Raftice 6; B Kehoe 6, JJ Grace 6; M Saunders 6, M Duggan 6, F McEnroe 6; D Prendergast 6, R O'Hara 6, G Lawlor 6. Subs: S Moody 5 for McEnroe (41), P O'Donnell 5 for Saunders (46), D Garvey 5 for Prendergast (58), D Culliton 5 for Moody (67), T Maher 5 for Mackey (67).

REF -- D Corcoran (Mayo)

Irish Independent

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