GAA: Roslea way below par

Roslea V St. Pats Do#108829

Eamon Maguire hand-passing to Rian Daly in midfield as Shane McMahon looks to intercept

Roslea 0-7  
St Patricks 3-17

League leaders Roslea who were much depleted in first choice personnel were to put in a very limited challenge in this game and they finished far adrift of visiting St  Patricks.

The game as a contest never really got into any kind of stride with the Donagh side dictating matters virtually from the outset and they had moved into a commanding lead by the time that the interval was reached.

By that stage they had motored nine points clear and when they resumed the second half with a two goal burst any competitive edge that the game had initially shown was gone.

Roslea put up only token opposition and the bulk of their meagre scoring was to be supplied by the place kicking of Ruairi McGuinness. Few of the Shamrocks players made any appreciable impact and at the end they were far in arrears.

Aaron Mulligan and Ruairi McGuinness were to put in determined shifts but the support was limited as St Patricks dictated in most sectors.

Three points for Roslea in the opening half but they were soon to be chasing the game as a free flowing St Patricks side ran at them with confidence.

Points for the Donagh brigade from Eamon  Maguire, Pat Cadden and Gary Maguire and this was boosted by a 15th minute goal from Fergal Reilly this score jumping them seven points clear.

If Roslea were to have any prospect of making a game of it in the second half they just had to have an encouraging restart but that didn’t materialise and it was a rampant St Patricks who breezed through for two goals which had them massively far out in front.

The marksmen were Brian McDermott and Gary Maguire and over the rest of the game the Donagh side regularly picked off points, again Eamon Maguire and Pat Cadden to the fore.

Muted response only from Roslea as the game which had never got off the ground to any appreciable degree petered out.

Referee; Noel Davis; Teemore.