Glynn guides the Rossies in rout
Roscommon 3-18 Louth 1-6
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).