Roscommon see off NUIG challenge

The Roscommon football team continued their impressive start to the new season earlier today when they secured a six point victory  over NUI Galway on a full time score of 1-17 to 0-14 in Ballyforan in the FBD League.  Roscommon manager Kevin McStay made no fewer than eleven changes to team after their facile win last weekend over Sligo IT. The beaten Connacht finalists from 2016 will now face Mayo in Kiltoom next Sunday as they vie for a place in the final for the fourth year in a row. Roscommon scored the last five points of the first half to lead at the interval by 0-11 to 0-06. The sides had been level at 0-05 apiece after fifteen minutes. Roscommon made four changes at half time and the it was double scores at the end of the third quarter. The visitors then pulled back the advantage to four points before a Shane Killoran goal secured the win for last years FBD league finalists.

take a listen to Willie Hegarty’s match report

Kevin McStay spoke to Willie Hegarty after the match and he said that his side have a developed a strong “strength in depth. “We are really happy with where we are and we have a couple of weeks before Tyrone in the league to tidy things up”.” We want to be really competitive against Mayo next weekend and we want to get to the final of this competition”.

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Conor Devaney played in a new position of wing back and he explained Willie Hegarty that it was enjoyable and he said it was a good competititive game. and we have another one next Sunday and the more we play the better we’ll get.and we’ll have to pick it up another level for next Sunday.

The Primrose and Blue will now face Mayo next Sunday at the Saint Brigid’s GAA grounds in Kiltoom in their final group game.  In some further news concerning the Roscommon squad Donal Keane from the Fingallian’s club has joined the pre-season training panel. Cathal McHugh has decided to concentrate on his club commitments with Saint Brigids and it’s also been announced that the National football league panel will be confirmed on Monday the 30th of January. Elsewhere former Roscommon football John Collins of Elphin has started training with New York.