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Ryan sinks Causeway

Eoin Ryan was Roscrea's inspiration as his side put paid to Causeway in Rathkeale to book their place in the semi-finals.

Roving between the half-forward and full-forward lines, Ryan tormented the Causeway defence and finished with a tally of 1-7, with only three of the points coming from frees.

Causeway also had a top marksman in corner-forward Paul McGrath, who contributed 1-5, but he lacked the necessary support and the game never came to life with Roscrea in front from an early stage.

They led 1-13 to 0-7 at the interval and with Joe Bergin scoring 1-3, the issue was never in much doubt.

All of the Roscrea forwards got on the scoresheet, while in defence Conor Bergin and Colm Hassett were in commanding form.

Scorers -- Roscrea: E Ryan 1-7 (3f), J Bergin 1-3, D Teehan 0-3, M Collier, J Cleary, D Cleary, J Sampson 0-2 each, J Wall 0-1. Causeway: P McGrath 1-5 (3f), P Boyle, D Collins, 0-2 each.

Roscrea CC -- D Ryan; J Feeney, C Bergin, C Hassett; M Carroll, M Collier, J H Ryan; B Tuohy, J Cleary; J Wall, E Ryan, D Teehan; D Cleary, J Bergin, J Sampson. Subs: D Murphy for Hassett, R McNicholas for Carroll.

Causeway CC -- J Wallace; T McElligott, D Fitzelle, D Lynch; K Cassidy, C Savage, T Cunningham; D Collins, JM Carroll; T Allen, T Casey, D Leahy; P McGrath, P Boyle, R Heffernan. Subs: S Leahy for Cunningham.

Ref -- M O'Connor (Na Piarsaigh, Limerick).

Irish Independent