Roscommon’s super eight campaign got off to a disappointing start as Tyrone scored a four point win in Dr. Hyde Park 17 points to 11.
Tyrone were well worth their victory having led at every stage in the opening super eight game of 2019 and are now favorites to progress to the semi-final from group two.
Brian Kennedy opened the scoring for Tyrone in the sixth minute with Frank Burns doubling the difference two minutes later.
One minute later Niall Daly sent over Roscommon’s first score a minute later with Cathal McShane scoring a point after sending a rebounded fisted effort over.
Enda Smyth and Niall Sludden exchanged points to make four points to two. Conor Cox got Roscommon third point after Niall Morgan had brilliantly denied a Conor Daly goal.
Niall Sludden cancelled out Cox’s point, three minutes later Cathal McShane made it six points to three for the red hand men.
Diarmuid Murtagh free’s made it a two point game, Tyrone as normal responding instantly via Niall Sludden’s third point of the game.
Cathal Cregg responded at the other for the Rossies with Brian Stack making it a one point game eight minutes later.
Cathal McShane sent over a free two minutes before the break leaving the half-time score Tyrone 0-8 Roscommon 0-6.
Diarmuid Murtagh opened Roscommon’s scoring in the second half only for McShane to send over a free and restore a two point lead.
Darren McCurry put a goal between the sides three minutes later Conor Cox’s free brought the difference to two points.
McShane made it 11 points to eight with Diarmuid Murtagh free and then a Shane Killoran making a one point game.
Tyrone were then able to kick on with two points from Mattie Donnelly and Cathal McShane and a Peter Harte point made it 16 points to 10 for Tyrone.
Darren O’Malley scored Roscommon’s first point from a free, their first in 17 minutes. Diarmuid Murtagh’s fourth point of the game brought to a five point game.
Andrew Glennon flicked a ball over the crossbar where it could have easily been a goal as Tyrone won out 17 points to 13.