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Cork end Roscommon All-Ireland dreams

Jun 24, 2023 19:17 By Dave Hooper
Cork end Roscommon All-Ireland dreams
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Roscommon's All-Ireland dreams die with last gasp point.

Roscommon bowed out of the All-Ireland championship after a last gaps point sent Cork into the quarter-final.

Kevin O’Donovan’s late point secured Cork victory as Roscommon fell to a last gaps point for the second week in-a-row.

Cork scoring a 1-14 to 0-16 victory to advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

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Roscommon started very well and control the first-half. Davy Burke’s side had led seven points to three, 10 minutes before half-time.

Enda Smith, Ciaráin Murtagh and Diarmuid Murtagh were all excellent in the opening period for the rossies.

However, Cork fought back and trailed by just a point at the break.

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Rory Maguire levelled the game within two minutes of the restart. The hosts were the stronger in the third-quarter, leading the Rossies throughout.

A place in the last eight looked secured for John Cleary’s men when Conor Corbett found the net 13 minutes from time.

Cork led 1-13 to 12 points, before, Roscommon staged a fight back. Diarmuid Murtagh 2 frees, Daire Cregg and Ciaran Murtagh levelled the game.

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A surprise free-kick, two minutes into injury time gave Cork the chance for victory. Kevin O’Donovan duly converted to end Roscommon’s season.

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Cork advance to the quarter-final where they will meet either Derry, Dublin or Armagh in Croke Park. The quarter-final draw will take place on Monday at 8:30am.

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