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Roscommon Gaels edge Boyle in a tight battle

Sep 26, 2021 18:09 By Michael Cooke
Roscommon Gaels edge Boyle in a tight battle Roscommon Gaels edge Boyle in a tight battle
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Roscommon Gaels now advance to play Clann na nGael in the semi-finals.

Roscommon Gaels reached the Hodson Bay Hotel Roscommon SFC semi-finals after edging out Oran by the smallest of margins at Dr Hyde Park today.

Roscommon Gaels led 2-3 to 1-3 at half-time and held off a second half comeback from Oran to record a 2-5 to 1-7 victory.

Oran’s Jack Casey found the net on eight minutes before a 17th minute goal from Mark Healy helped Roscommon Gaels to a two-point lead at the second water break.

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Brian Kelly registered another goal for Roscommon Gaels on 24 minutes and while Oran hit three of the next four scores, they were still three points down at half-time.

Oran showed great urgency after the resumption and two points from Paul Kenny along with a brace from Darragh Walsh helped reduce the margin to a single point at the second water break.

Connie Regan subsequently levelled the game with eight minutes remaining before Mark Healy landed the winning six minutes later.

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Roscommon Gaels will now play Clann na nGael in the last four after Liam Kearns’ side were 0-25 to 2-3 winners over Michael Glaveys on Saturday.

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