Roscommon Beat Cork For First Super-8s Win

Roscommon secured their first win in the Super 8s and All-Ireland quarter-final stage victory with a 4-9 to 3-9 win over Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Ronan McCarthy’s team enjoyed a dream star when Mark Collins scored a goal in the second-minute and having trailed 2-05 to 1-07 at half-time, the Connacht champions hit the front in the 52nd minute as Brian Stack struck for his second goal.

Second-half goals from Stack, Enda Smith and Shane Killoran edged Roscommon to victory to round off a successful first season for Anthony Cunningham.

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Stack also found the back of the Rebel County net in the opening period but the visitors trailed by 1-7 to 2-5 at the change of ends.

Luke Connolly gathered possession from a stray Darren O’Malley kick-out and set up the Castlehaven man, while Connolly added a second shortly after Stack’s opening goal which arrived in the 28th minute.

Entering the home straight, captain Smith’s 60th minute goal put the Rossies in pole position (3-8 to 2-7) but that was cancelled out by James Loughrey shortly after.

Killoran’s 69th minute three-pointer ultimately decided the contest in Roscommon’s favour.

Roscommon finished the game with 14 men after Tadhg O’Rourke was shown a black card late on after they had used their full allocation of substitutes.