Saturday 20 October 2018

Glynn guides the Rossies in rout

Roscommon 3-18 Louth 1-6

Playing against the wind, the home side established a three-point lead at the break. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Playing against the wind, the home side established a three-point lead at the break. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Independent.ie Sportsdesk

Roscommon experienced little difficulty in seeing off Louth at Dr Hyde Park yesterday, as goals from Gearoid Keenan, Warren Boyle and Naos Connaughton gave new manager Ciarán Comerford a dream start.

Playing against the wind, the home side established a three-point lead at the break, with Gearoid Keenan finding the net on 6 minutes.

Daniel Glynn landed five points, including four frees, while Ronan Geoghegan registered two frees and '65s' for Louth.

With the elements behind them, Roscommon were rarely troubled in the second-half.

Louth substitute Paul Matthews goaled for the Wee County, but late green flags from Boyle and Connaughton handed the home side a comfortable victory.

SCORERS - Roscommon: D Glynn 0-13 (12f), G Keenan, W Boyle, N Connaughton 1-0 each, C Kelly 0-2, E Flanagan, R Fallon, C Egan 0-1 each.

Louth: R Geoghegan 0-4 (2f, 2 '65s), P Matthews 1-0, M Molly, P Lynch 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON: J Keane 6; A Moore 6, P Kellehan 7, P Nolan 6; S Melia 6, P Kenny 6, K Hardiman 6; D Heavey 5, C Kelly 7; N Connaughton 7, E Flanagan 6, G Keenan 6; J Murray 6, D Glynn 8, J Brennan 6. Subs: M Beirne 6 for Heavey (h-t), R Fallon 6 for Brennan (42), C Egan 6 for Murray (48), W Boyle 6 for Keenan (51), D Keaveney 5 for Flanagan (58).

LOUTH: S Hackett 6; M Wallace 6, M Lyons 6, C Matthews 6; S Kettle 6, P McCormack 6, R Byrne 6; D Ryan 6, M Molloy 7; J Crosbie 6, S Callan 6, G Smyth 5; M Ryan 6, P Lynch 6, R Geoghegan 6. Subs: P Matthews 6 for Smyth (26), J Martin 5 for Geoghegan (44), C Griffin 5 for Wallace (65).

REF - T Gleeson (Dublin).

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