Roscommon Exit Christy Ring Cup

Roscommon miss out on a place in the Christy Ring Cup with a 3-18 to 1-15 defeat to Down in the semi-final in Inniskeen.

Roscommon’s incredible season comes to end. The campaign included a memorable win away to London.

Daithi Sands and Eoghan Sands with Down’s goals in the first half gave the Mourne County a 2-08 to ten points lead at the interval.

Down outscored Ciaran Comerford’s side by 1-10 to 1-05 in the second half.

Naoise Connaughton netted for Roscommon while Daithi Sands got his second goal for Down.

Down with former Cork Full-back Diarmuid O’Sullivan as defence coach will meet Meath in the Christy Ring final in Croke Park.

Meath had a 3-24 to 2-18 success over Derry in the other semi-final.