Strokestown And Padraig Pearse Advance To Roscommon Semi-Final

Padraig Pearses and Strokestown booked their place in the Hudson Bay Hotel Roscommon SFC Semi-finals.

Pearses will meet Boyle in next weekend’s semi-finals while Roscommon Gaels face Strokestown after the four quarter-finals took place over the weekend.

Padraig Pearses booked their place in the last four with a six point win over St. Brigids that finished out 4-12 to 2-12.

Pearses were quick out of the block in their quarter-final, Paul Carey finding the net in the second minute with Conor Payne adding a second goal three minutes later.

Brigids pulled a goal back on 16 minutes as Pearses led 2-3 to 1-2 with Pearses leading by two points at half-time, 1-7 to 2-6.

Two minutes into the second half and Pearses had a third goal through Conor Payne, Pearses added points from Tom Butler, Paul Carey free, Niall Daly and Ronan Daly.

Hubert Darcy added a fourth Pearses goal in injury time with Perases winning out 4-12 to 2-12.

Things were far closer in Dr. Hyde Park for the final quarter-final of the weekend, with two goals in a minute six minutes before the break.

Fuerty led 0-4 to 0-2 with Niall Kilroy finding the Strokestown net six minutes before the break, Colin Compton responding with a goal almost immediately.

Fuerty led by three points at the break 1-5 to 1-2. Strokestown trailed throughout until the final nine minutes, Colin Compton equalising at 1-8 each.

Strokestown added two late points to secure a 1-10 to 1-8 victory.