Dowling fires Meath to victory
Meath 1-22 Roscommon0-6
After failing to score in the opening half, Roscommon were unable to launch any sort of challenge as they went down to a polished Meath outfit in the U-21 'B' hurling championship at Dunshaughlin on Saturday.
The hosts led by 13 points at the interval and their task was made easier after Roscommon sub Jack Gunning was dismissed within nine minutes of his introduction at the start of the second half.
Meath settled into the game quickly with two points from Peter Slevin and by the eighth minute were six points in front.
Brian Dowling shot four excellent points while Slevin also added to his tally. Daniel Glynn opened Roscommon's account four minutes after the restart and Michael Joe Egan had their opening score from play midway into the third quarter.
The hosts had 15 points on the scoreboard when Ben McGowan put the ball in the net on 42 minutes.
Scorers - Meath: B Dowling 0-5, B McGowan 1-1, C Gorman 0-3 (2f, 1 '65), P Slevin 0-3, C Fitzpatrick, D McGowan, C Rogers (2f) 0-2 each, S Coffey, J Ennis, D Murtagh, P Farrell 0-1 each. Roscommon: D Glynn 0-5 (3f), MJ Egan 0-1.
Meath - A Dunne; I Hughes, C Wall, A Feeney; S McCann, R Ryan, S Coffey; J Ennis, S Gibbons; P Slevin, B McGowan, P Lally; C Gorman, C Fitzpatrick, B Dowling. Subs: C Rogers for Gorman (b/s 38), D McGowan for Gibbons (43), P Farrell for Ennis (54), C O'Neill for Dunne (55).
Roscommon - B Lawlor; C Coyle, E Costello, M Kellehan; A Flood, J Mulry, T Treacy; R Kilcline, P Halpin; B McGahan, E Coyle, J Murray; MJ Egan, J Donoghue, D Glynn. Subs: A Lyons for Flood (30), J Gunning for Donoghue (h-t), J Curley for Kilcline (48), A Clogher for Murray (54), J Neilan for Treacy (55).
Ref - J Clarke (Cavan)
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