Wednesday 13 December 2017

Roscommon overcome Tyrone to book place in Nicky Rackard finale

Tyrone 0-14 Roscommon 1-16

Jerry Fallon led Roscommon to victory
Jerry Fallon led Roscommon to victory

Jerry Fallon’s eight points tally helped Roscommon book their place in the Nicky Rackard Cup final with a five points win over holders Tyrone at Omagh.

The Connacht men went five ahead with a string of Jerry Fallon frees, but Tyrone dominated the second quarter, and Damian Casey’s stoppage time free tied it up at 0-9 each at the break.

Adrian Murphy’s goal two minutes into the second half helped the Rossies restore their five points advantage, and they held the advantage right to the end.

 

Tyrone scorers: D Casey 0-8 (6f), C Grogan, G Gilmore 0-2 each, S Og Grogan, M Mulgrew 0-1 each

Roscommon scorers: A Murphy 1-1, J Fallon 0-8 (6f), R O’Meara 0-3, K Kilkenny, C Kenny, M Kelly, C Egan 0-1 each

 

Tyrone: J Devlin,  C McNally, R Devlin, M Grogan, P McHugh, D Begley, T Morgan, J Kelly, A Kelly, C Grogan, S Og Grogan, C Cross, M Mulgrew, D Casey, G Gilmore.

Subs: M O’Gorman for R Devlin, R Winters for S Grogan, D Marshall for Mulgrew

 

Roscommon: N Fallon, I Delaney, P Kellehan, L Kilcline, D Leonard, M Kelly, T Seale, C Dolan, R O’Meara, J Fallon, C Egan, G Fallon, A Murphy.

Subs: C Kenny for Egan, E Flanagan for G Fallon, J Coyle for Murphy, J Kilkenny for Moran,

Referee: L McAuley (Antrim).

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