Wednesday 11 December 2019

Killoran sinks students

Roscommon 1-17 NUI galway 0-14

Mooncoin cruised to an 18-point victory over Lámh Dhearg yesterday. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Mooncoin cruised to an 18-point victory over Lámh Dhearg yesterday. Stock photo: Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Shane Killoran's injury-time goal helped Roscommon overcome NUI Galway in an entertaining contest at Ballyforan.

The home side controlled the bulk of proceedings and the Elphin player netted the only goal following a flowing move.

Making 11 changes from last week, the home side established a 0-11 to 0-6 advantage at the interval. The teams were level at 0-6 apiece after 26 minutes, but five unanswered points propelled Kevin McStay's charges clear.

Full-forward Owen Gallagher caught the eye for the students, kicking three fine scores from play in the opening 35 minutes.

In the second-half, Roscommon spurned three decent goal chances, but kept the scoreboard ticking over with a flurry of points.

Galway received a bizarre hand from Rossies goalkeeper Mark Miley, as he fisted over a point while trying to clear his lines.

However, Killoran's goal sets the Rossies on course to reach their third successive FBD League final.


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SCORERS - Roscommon: S Killoran 1-0, K Higgins, N Kilroy 0-3 each, D Smith (1f), C Connolly, C Devaney, K Kilcline 0-2 each, S McDermott, C Murtagh (1f), D Keane 0-1 each. NUI Galway: O Gallagher 0-4, A Gallagher (3f), M Daly 0-3 each, M McClean, K Finn (1f), S Moriarty, M Miley 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON - M Miley; D Murray, T Featherston, S McDermott; J McManus, N Daly, C Devaney; K Higgins, C Shine; S Killoran, N Kilroy, F Cregg; D Smith, K Kilcline, C Connolly. Subs: T O'Rourke for Shine, C Murtagh for Smith (both h-t), B Murtagh for Murray, R Stack for McManus (both 48), P Brogan for Devaney (59), D Keane for Connolly (61, b/c).

NUI GALWAY - T O'Malley; S Brennan, E O'Donoghue, A O'Connor; K Molloy, C Kelly, J Donohoe; M Barrett, E Tierney; S Conroy, M Daly, A Gallagher; R Greene, O Gallagher, M McClean. Subs: D McCormack for Barrett (18), C Bonner for Conroy (31), K Finn for Kelly (41), S Moriarty for McClean (50), A McCormack for Greene (55).

REF - J Glavey (Mayo).

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